Man shakes mother and child with obscene acts at Horver Badeplatz
On Sternenmetalli, a mother sees an elderly man committing obscene acts in the middle of the afternoon. She reports to the police, but it is too late.
There is a popular bathing spot on Lake Lucerne in the Sternamtelli Horv. Because the green belt also includes a playground, there are a large number of families, especially those with young children. One of them is LZ Reader Tuesday with her child who wants to remain anonymous.
Around 3 p.m., the young mother says she saw an older man doing obscene acts next to her. Other families are also taking cognizance. The woman reacts immediately and asks him to leave the bathing area immediately. She says:
“It’s not okay for someone to do something like this in the presence of kids – I was beside myself.”
The man who speaks Swiss German guesses he is over 60, then packed his things and left.
On Wednesday, the woman called Lucerne police and asked what else she could have done or whether she should have acted differently. Police spokesman Urs Viger confirmed the call to our newspaper. In such a situation, he advises to inform the police immediately by calling 117 and says:
“If possible, a patrol team will come and examine the person.”
There were 14 reports of exhibitionism in the canton of Lucerne in 2021
Exhibitionism is a propositional crime. In other words, people who feel disturbed by such actions should actively report them. So they need the personal details of the suspected criminal. Complaining against the unknown is of little use, as there is usually no investigative approach. In the canton of Lucerne, there were 14 reports of exhibitionism in 2021. For comparison: There were 10 advertisements in 2020, 23 in 2018 and 18 in 2017.
The woman hopes that the man will not reappear. Because she wants to be undisturbed with her baby on Sternenmeteli in the future: “It’s a really nice bathing spot for the kids.”