Man Exposes Himself to Hikers at State Park

The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is investigating complaints of a man exposing himself to hikers at Southford Falls State Park.

A spokesperson for the department said officials have received multiple complaints. The 169-acre state park spans both Southbury and Oxford and is a popular destination for families.

According to state police, DEEP Environmental Conservation Police are working on several investigations and believe the same man is behind each incident. Officials said the man is about 50 years old, with short blond hair.

"I'm really nervous because I came here two days ago just to go hiking," said Southbury resident Zeeda Hassan. "The park is really big and beautiful. A lot of people go hiking around here, and I don't know if I want to do that anymore. It's really scary."

Anyone with information about the offender is asked to call state police or EnCon police.

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