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Woman pulls gun on man who exposed himself at lake

A Longview woman who was walking at Lake Sacajawea with her 6-year-old son pulled a gun on a man who exposed his genitals to her Wednesday evening, according to police.

The 35-year-old woman was near Martin Dock around 8:10 p.m. when the man approached her “aggressively,” sat down and began performing a sex act, then suggested she should watch him, according to the woman and accounts from police.

“I put the magazine in my gun. I cocked it,” the woman said in an interview Thursday night. “I said, ‘You need to leave or Ill shoot you. I’m going to blow your brains out.’ ”

“Oh, [expletive]!” the man declared, before running away.

The woman, whose name is being withheld by the paper because she is the victim of a sex crime, said she has never before brought her gun, a Ruger .380, with her to the lake, but she grabbed it on her way out the door Wednesday because it was foggy and dark.

“I just had a feeling,” she said.

It was one of at least two similar incidents that occurred within six hours in Longview. A man exposed himself to a woman in the parking lot of Winco Foods, at the Triangle Center in Longview, at 2:09 a.m. Thursday, then left in a blue Honda, driving toward Ocean Beach Highway on 15th Avenue, according to another police report.

Longview police detective Kyle Sahim said police can’t say for sure yet whether the incidents are related.

The woman who encountered the man at Lake Sacajawea said she saw the man fumbling with his belt as he approached her and her son at Martin Dock. “Miss, miss,” he said, according to the woman. “Could you watch this? You need to watch this.”

As the man fled, she said she sent her dog, a well-trained Norwegian Buhund Hound, after him. In time, the dog had the man cornered at the gate to Lions Island near Kessler Boulevard. She called her dog back, and the man disappeared into the darkness.

Asked how her son reacted to all of this, she said: “I had him turn and face toward me. I stayed calm. I didn’t raise my voice. I don’t think he knew what was going on.”

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h/t  Mark

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  1. Bad Brad

    November 17th, 2012

    ““I put the magazine in my gun. I cocked it,”

    She’s already dead in most situations.

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  2. old_oaks

    November 17th, 2012

    Norwegian Buhund Hound is one ugly dog, though all dos are cool, I just don’t want to see their stink star all the time. But I laugh at people who are seriously scared of a lone dachshund.

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  3. Unruly Refugee

    November 17th, 2012

    Bad Brad, exactly what I thought. If you’re gonna carry, carry loaded. And why did she call the dog off? Let the dog hold the pervert and get the cops there to transport him to his new rape destination where justice will be served once the other hoods find out what he is in for.

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  4. grayscape

    November 17th, 2012

    A generation ago she could have said nothing and just shot the fucker.

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  5. AbigailAdams

    November 17th, 2012

    Well, if we can’t change the culture in D.C., at least we can change it “out here”. Maybe all the dregs will think twice as these kinds of stories make there way into the mainstream.

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  6. Bad Brad

    November 17th, 2012

    Unruly Refugee, I had a Chesapeake that went through a glass slider once protecting my wife. We always called that mutt our no shit dog even before that episode. Been dead for a while. Damn what a dog. Got stories after story about old Bud.

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  7. Dano

    November 17th, 2012

    Should have shot it.

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  8. Paul Moore

    November 17th, 2012

    Probably a bit of an over reaction. A good loud mocking laugh should have done the trick.

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  9. Team America still mourning

    November 17th, 2012

    Cocked-n-loaded. Especially if you go out at night. Shoot first, ask later when you have a pervert/rapist/pedofile in your range.

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  10. Mountain Dog

    November 17th, 2012

    They still make snake shot in .38 cal. You can take the pellets out and fill it with rock salt too. Just for laughs.

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  11. Mountain Dog

    November 17th, 2012

    … and screams. lol

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  12. Dano

    November 17th, 2012

    @Paul Moore An OVER REACTION?! Should have shot “it” in the nuts!

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  13. Muckford

    November 17th, 2012

    Who’s Mark?

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