Columbus Police looking for man who exposed himself to child at bookstore

(Columbus Police)

COLUMBUS (WCMH) – Police in Columbus are looking for a man who exposed himself to a five-year-old girl in a northwest Columbus bookstore.

It happened at the Half Price Books in the Carriage Place Shopping Center on Bethel Road.

The victim told police she was in the children’s area looking at books and stuffed animals when a man began talking to her. She said the man eventually exposed his genitals to her and then left the store in a hurry.

Police said there was no physical contact between the victim and suspect.

Anyone who can identify the man is asked to call Columbus police at 614-645-4266. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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