May 26, 1997 in Nation/World

Flasher Gets Exposed On Film

Compiled From Wire Services

It was a double exposure, of sorts.

Police caught a man accused of exposing himself in public using photos snapped by the victim.

Jimmy Robert Jewell, 33, was booked for investigation of assault with a deadly weapon, attempted kidnapping and indecent exposure, police Sgt. Randy Martin said.

Jewell stopped his van Friday morning and asked a woman walking to work for directions, Martin said. While she was talking, Jewell allegedly exposed himself and began masturbating.

The woman was carrying a camera, so she took it out and snapped a photograph. Jewell then grabbed the woman, but she broke free and ran to the front of his van, trying to take a picture of the front license plate.

Jewell allegedly got behind the wheel and tried to run her over but the woman jumped into some bushes and managed to take a picture of the van’s rear license plate as it went by.

Police developed the film and identified the vehicle and Jewell, whose face was clearly exposed. He was arrested at home that night.

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