UPDATE -- Tulsa Police Sex Crimes Detectives have told FOX23 that Kevin Ferrier, 19, has been arrested for Indecent Exposure. Police were searching for Ferrier after video of him exposing and touching himself in front of an East Tulsa Sonic surfaced.
Tulsa Police say tips from FOX23 viewers led to the arrest.
TULSA, OK -- An employee at a fast-food restaurant is scared to see a man who exposed himself and performing a lewd act right in front of the drive-thru window.
“It's just scary. I wouldn't wish it on anybody,” says the employee who does not want to release her identity.
It was all caught on tape at an East Tulsa Sonic. However, it’s been a week and he still hasn’t been caught.
FOX23’s Abbie Alford reports on a case employees and police are taking seriously.
Tulsa police say the man was spotted urinating in the parking lot at an East Tulsa Sonic and the employee says what happened in the drive-thru was traumatizing.
This isn’t any ordinary customer walking up to a Sonic drive-thru window.
"I was cleaning and all the sudden I felt like someone was staring at me and I happened to see a glare because there is a glare on the window at work and I looked up and there was a random dude out there just. It was awful,” says the employee.
The video surveillance shows the man was out there in the open and touching himself.
"It was disgusting and I really felt violated,” says the employee.
She had no idea during the eight minutes he was doing this he was watching her inside the restaurant.
"He was watching me there is no doubt in my mind,” says the employee.
The employee creeped out, she alerted her manager.
In a sick case of irony, the man’s shirt spells “VURT”. Don’t know if it is short for pervert but the employee says that would be right on target for this guy.
"I was just in shock like 'oh my gosh' and it scared me and I am still scared,” says the employee. "I wouldn't wish this on anyone. Ever. It's traumatizing,” says the employee.
The video shows at times it appears he gets spooked and pulls up his basketball shorts. Then he goes right back to the same spot and pulls his pants down.
"Out in public like this there is no way to say that a child is not going to see this,” says Tulsa Police Sex Crimes Sergeant Mark Mears.
Police say this is not something they take lightly.
"His actions are very bold. He doesn't have any problems doing it and he doesn't have any qualms. Whether you think this is the crime of the century or not this guy needs to be caught,” says Mears.
The flasher hasn’t been caught and police fear he could do something dangerous.
“You always hear the people that point at him and tell him something condescending about his manhood but the problem is that some of these guys do escalate where they are laying hands on people,” says Mears. "There are eventually those who will escalate to being a burglar or a serial rapist that's why we have to take this so serious."
Police say there are levels of flashers that are all bold but different in their approaches.
In February, a Tulsa County judge sentenced Patrick Gresham to 18 years in prison for getting the attention of Tulsa high school and middle schools students and exposing himself in his car.
Another woman snapped a cell phone picture at a traffic light. David Cameron, 60, is serving a 5-year-suspended sentence and is now a registered sex offender.
The Sonic employee hopes this man will eventually end up behind bars.
"Someone will know him whether it be a teacher and old classmate, college roommate if he is in college. Just somebody that would know him and say 'hey this is wrong he shouldn't be out there doing this because there is always that chance that he could do it to someone else and I wouldn't wish that on anybody and it's scary and its traumatizing,” say the employee.
Police describe the suspect as a white male approximately 20-25 years old. He’s 5'06-5'09", 165 lbs-185 lbs, with shaggy hair and dark skull cap. The suspect was wearing a blue/teal colored t-shirt with the word "VURT" across the type and some type of character logo possibly underneath the word. The suspect was wearing gray shorts with a large black stripe that ran vertical down the sides of the shorts.
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