Complaint filed against suspected flasher


Published: Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at 1:02 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at 1:02 p.m.

A sworn complaint has been filed against a Shands employee suspected of flashing a woman on campus Monday night.

University of Florida police filed the complaint against Richard White, 41, of Gainesville, after two women identified him in a photo line-up.

White is a supply technician with Shands at the University of Florida, according to Shands spokesman Jeff Kelly. He has been suspended pending the results of the police investigation.

Kelly said White was in scrubs at the time of the incident but was not on duty.

White is accused of exposing himself to a woman outside Shands UF on Monday night.

According to police, White approached the woman at 10:09 p.m. and asked her for money. When the woman said she did not have any cash, White reportedly pulled down his pants and exposed himself.

The woman told police that she ran into the Health Professions Nursing and Pharmacy Building to call for help. The woman said that she saw White approach another woman in the parking lot and that woman walked away from White and into the Academic Research Building.

University police Capt. Jeff Holcomb said White was wearing light green scrubs with an ID badge on the front of his shirt at the time of the incident.

The sworn complaint was forwarded to the State Attorney's Office where prosecutors will decide how to proceed with the case.

Staff Writer Diane Chun contributed to this report.

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