Westport police: Man performed lewd act while asking for directions

WESTPORT — Police are investigating a report of a suspicious man who stopped his car near a woman walking on Compo Road South around 5 p.m. Monday.

“The female complainant stated she was walking ...in the area of Bluewater Hill South when she was approached by a male in a red sports vehicle,” police said in a release.

“The male asked her for directions at which time she realized he was masturbating while he spoke with her. The female fled and the suspect left traveling northbound towards the Minute Man statue.”

The operator was described as a Hispanic male between the ages of 40 and 50 with light brown skin, brown eyes and short spiked black hair.

The victim stated he was wearing a silver chain, black tank top and sunglasses. The suspect’s vehicle was described as an older model red sports car with a black spoiler and loud exhaust. It possibly bore Connecticut registration plates.

Anyone with information to assist with the identification of the suspect is asked to contact the Westport Police Department Detective Bureau at (203) 341-6080.