Police: Man flashed 6-year-old on her way home

Irvine police are searching for a man they say lured a young girl to his car and then exposed himself to her.

The 6-year-old child was walking home from school with two older siblings about 1:45 p.m. near Deerfield and Yale avenues, according to a statement from Irvine police.

As she trailed behind her siblings, a man pulled up to the curb and started talking to her, asking where she goes to school and where she lives, police said.

He then allegedly asked her if she'd "seen this" and exposed himself to her as she looked in the open passenger-side window. At that point, she quickly returned to her siblings who had not seen the incident, police said.

When she arrived home, she told a family member about the incident, and a report was filed with police about 3 p.m.

Police say the suspect is a white man in his 30s who was wearing an orange shirt and jeans.

They were told he was driving a white vehicle on Deerfield, west of Yale.

Irvine police are working with the Irvine Unified School District to inform parents and students of the incident.

They will also increase patrols in the area while children are walking to and from school, according to the news release.

Police ask that anyone with information about the case or suspect call the department at (949) 724-7000.

— Jeremiah Dobruck

Twitter: @jeremiahdobruck

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