By Rick Ritter


CANTON, Md. (WJZ) — A man was charged with indecent exposure after he allegedly masturbated in front of a woman walking her dog in Canton.

Dwayne Townsend, 31, was allegedly caught masturbating in public on March 3 along the 3000 block of Fait Avenue and 700 block of Decker Avenue in Canton.

Dwayne Townsend. Courtesy: Baltimore City Police

Man Charged With Indecent Exposure After Masturbating In Front Of Woman In Canton, Police Say

ORIGINAL POST: Nov. 15, 2018: Police are searching for a man who has been exposing himself on the streets of Canton.

One of the incidents was caught on video, and residents are concerned and want him caught and off the streets.

“That’s crazy stuff, man you think it’s a safe neighborhood,” said Dan Sparrows, a Canton resident.

The video was captured along the 3400 block of Harmony Court near Baylis Street in Canton.

Neighbors are convinced the man- wearing red pants and a black jacket was fondling himself while walking down the street Monday.

Similar reports have surfaced on nearby streets as well- matching the man’s description.

“You don’t hear about stuff like that happening often, it’s definitely uncomfortable,” Sparrow said.

Sparrow recently moved to the neighborhood.

“It’s a decent neighborhood, this is kind of the last thing you’d expect coming here,” Sparrow said.

Police said they are investigating but so far no arrests have been made at this time, and they are urging anyone with information to contact police immediately.

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This story was updated on March 18. 2019.

Rick Ritter

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