POLICE are appealing for public assistance after primary students spotted a man with no pants on, exposing his genitals, sitting in a car outside an Anna Bay school.
Between 11.30am and 11.45am on Monday, a man was seen sitting inside a black 4WD outside the primary school on Gan Gan Road.
He was observed by students to have no pants on, exposing his genitals.
Port Stephens police were notified yesterday and are investigating.
They would like to speak to a man who may be able to assist with their inquiries.
He is described as being 40 to 50 years of age and of a large build. He was wearing a black and orange reflective vest at the time of the incident.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Port Stephens police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
The incident has prompted police to encourage parents to teach their children the ‘Safe People, Safe Places’, including:
• Make sure your parents or another adult you know knows where you are at all times.
• Always walk straight home or to the place you are walking to.
• Know where safe places are – a shop, service station, police station, library or school. If you are ever frightened, you should go to one of these places and ask them to call the police.
• Learn about safe adults you can look for and talk to if you need help – police officers, teachers at school, adults you know and trust.
• Don’t talk to people you don’t know and never get into a car with someone you don’t know. If a car stops on the side of the road and you don’t know the person inside, do not stop.
• If you are scared and can use a phone, call 000 and tell them you are scared.