It's one reason why they sell the stuff: Bloomington's got a serial flasher and he's chasing after young women. The prime suspect was already out on bail for a similar crime here in Indianapolis in February.
A little behavior modification would go a long way in reducing such crimes. Averse conditioning in the form of pepper spray, for example; if there was a one-in-four chance of being pepper-sprayed, and if we let flashers learn that via experience, it'd do a whole lot to reduce the number of such incidents.
College students, young women in particular, consider carrying pepper spray: small, portable, non-lethal -- and used judiciously, it contributes to the betterment of society. Flashing is a crime of intimidation, usually committed against women, and it is best stopped early, before the flasher goes after bigger thrills. A reminder that such behavior is intolerable would go a long way towards correcting it. It is unlikely to do them lasting harm and may prevent injury to others and a long jail sentence for the perp.
Won't you please do your part to help?
3 months ago