Columbus police said a man who has allegedly exposed himself in local coffee shops struck again near the Ohio State campus.
Workers at Kafe Kerouak said it is now the fourth time the man has targeted their coffee shop.
"He never comes up to the counter, he never buys anything. He pretends to talk on a cell phone. So, he comes in and kind of pretends to wander around talking on his cell phone, you know, like nonchalant," said Michael Heslop.
Employees said he waits until they are distracted at the counter to strike.
"He always does it to like the 20-year-old, you know girls, that are coming in," added Heslop.
A young woman said she was studying in the cafe on Tuesday when he exposed himself performing a sexual act. She alerted workers at the counter to what was happening.
The owner said when he confronted the man, he ran out the front door and down East Northwood Avenue.
Heslop said the last time the man targeted his cafe was back in 2010, and he thought they'd seen the last of him.
"I put up a flyer alerting the women customers that this was happening, or this did happen, and they should think about maybe if it happens to them, pulling their cameras out and taking a picture of his face," he added.
Columbus Police said if the victim can positively identify the suspect in this case, they may finally be able to arrest the man who's been terrorizing women in this neighborhood for years.
"I just I do think the behavior is something to be worried about for further down the line. If somebody behaves like this at this point, are they going to escalate this to a further point?" said Heslop.
One victim in the case who did not want to be identified, told WBNS-10TV that she was in shock that it happened so fast.
She said she did get a good look at the suspect's face before he fled.
Watch 10TV and refresh 10TV.com for the latest news.