Anclolte River Park is Sharon Salvitti’s happy place.
“I love it here. It’s beautiful. It’s peaceful. No problems ever,” Salvitti said.
But Friday, when Salvitti was at at the beach, so was somebody up to some very vulgar behavior.
The Pasco Sheriff’s Office said an unknown white man reportedly followed a 17-year-old girl as she walked the park beach with her boyfriend and exposed himself and committed a sexual act. He then ran when a witness confronted him.
“I’m horrified. I’m disgusted. We don’t need that here,” said Salvitti.
One case like this is bad enough. But on the same day, the same thing happened two other times in Holiday.
Just after midnight, a man walking his dog struck up a conversation with a woman outside Winn Dixie. He too exposed himself and committed a sexual act in front of her before leaving in a dark Jeep Grand Cherokee.
But most disturbing of all, the incident along Blayton Street involving a woman riding her bike.
Investigators said a man in a white Audi caught on a surveillance camera, called the woman over to him. When she approached the man he was exposed and touching himself.
When the woman tried to get away, the guy grabbed her by the arm. She was able to escape and wasn’t hurt.
But now deputies are left with a bizarre coincidence and three different men, all with very different descriptions.
“They don’t appear to be related at all. They are very random. Things like that happen from time to time. It’s possible that those things happen and witnesses don’t even notice,” said Detective Joseph Schlotter.
“I don’t know what’s going on with people these days. I really don’t know and it’s awful,” said Salvitti.
Anyone with information on these cases is asked to call the Pasco Sheriff’s Office at 1-800-706-2488.