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Naked man wearing only hoodie approaching women at Long Island park, police say

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Kristin Thorne has the latest details.

Police on Long Island are investigating reports of a naked man approaching women in a Massapequa park.

The man wears only a hoodie covering his face. He approaches his victim in the popular Massapequa Park Preserve, then runs off into the woods.

Maria -- who spoke exclusively with Eyewitness News and didn't want us to give her last name -- woman warned other mothers in her Facebook moms group, saying she was in the Massapequa Preserves 12:30 p.m. Wednesday near the Jerusalem Avenue entrance off Lakeshore.

As she was rollerblading, a man with a hood on his face ran in front of her and began inching toward her.

"He had it pulled up so it would cover his whole face and then he took all of the fabric and pulled it down," Maria said.

He then blocked the path.

"He was approaching and making that really scary eye contact with me," she said.

A bicyclist came by and spooked the naked man, and he ran off into the woods.

"Who's to say if that bicyclist didn't come up behind me, he couldn't have harmed me further," Maria said.

But as the man was running away, Maria said she looked over right off the path and saw a pile of clothes. She said it was a pair of shorts and underwear.

"The police say when they came back to this area his clothes were gone," Maria said.

Nassau County police said a month ago the same thing happened to a woman walking in the preserve near Linden Street. They have since intensified patrols in the park looking for the man.

While police try to track this guy down, they're warning women to not walk alone in the preserve.
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