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Police search for more naked hooded men in Massapequa Preserve

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Eyewitness News reporter Kristin Thorne has the latest.

Police on Long Island said there have been more reports of a naked man seen running inside the Massapequa Preserve, just days after another man was arrested in a similar incident.

The most recent reports came in Sunday. In all of the cases, a man comes out the woods -- naked from the waist-down -- and approaches a woman. The man then runs off without saying a word.

In one, a 51-year-old woman was running in the park Sunday when she saw a man running the opposite way on a trail naked from the waist down wearing only a dark green sweatshirt with a hood covering his face. A second also involved a naked man who was only wearing a gray hoodie covering his face.

One happened on Linden, the other on Clark. But police said the descriptions of the naked men were different, so they think two different men may be involved in the last incidents. Police suspect these could be copy-cat cases from the original sightings.

Police describe one of the men as a black male, 5'10", 40-50 years old with a skinny build, black hair and facial hair.

Women in the park are now advised to be on alert after the latest flashing incident.

"If anyone is going to go into the preserve make sure you're not alone," said Det. Lt. Richard Lebrun with the Nassau County Police Department. "Always bring a companion with you. If you have a whistle bring that whistle."

The incident comes days after the arrest of a suspect following reports of a naked man approaching women in a Massapequa park.

Andrew Parrucci, 57, of Amityville, was charged with public lewdness. He was arrested just before midnight Friday at home.
Parrucci was walked by officials Saturday morning:
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Police have increased patrols significantly throughout the park area, and are asking anyone who sees something suspicious to give them a call.
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