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Pantsless runner startles teens on Vancouver Island

Police in Saanich, B.C., are trying to chase down a man who jogged past a group of teenagers while in a state of undress.

Police say the clothing-optional runner repeatedly ran past four teenage girls in Cuthbert Holmes Park on Jan. 16. He was wearing a shirt and running shoes, but not pants.

The youth found the incident rather funny, and proceeded to post about it on Facebook when they returned to school. Police were only notified after the girls told a staff member at their school, who in turn called their parents.

Thus far, police say there have been no other reports about the randy runner. However, they are looking to speak with him.

The man is described as white, approximately 50 years old with thin, "well-toned" legs. He was wearing a black running shirt and neon yellow shoes.

Anyone with information about the runner, or who witnesses indecent behaviour, is asked to call Saanich police at 250-475-6153.

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