Teen terrified after man exposes himself on MARTA train

Channel 2's Nefertiti Jaquez reports.

ATLANTA — A teenager told Channel 2 Action News a stranger followed her onto a MARTA train, then exposed himself.

The 19-year-old, upset from the incident and asked to remain anonymous, spoke to Channel 2's Nefertiti Jaquez on Thursday night.

"It was terrifying," she said. “He was looking at me right in my eyes as he was doing it. It was so violating.”

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The incident happened Wednesday around 11:30 a.m. after the victim, who flew into town from Florida to visit her parents in Marietta, boarded a train at the airport.

“He was very confident, because he was doing this in plain view with cameras,” she said.

The victim said she snapped a picture of the suspect in the act. That’s when she said he ran off at the Oakland City station.

She followed and screamed for nearby officers to help.

"They weren’t able to catch him, unfortunately, but we do have his picture and that’s good," she said.

Channel 2 Action  News reached out to MARTA police and received this statement:

MPD takes these matters very seriously and this type of behavior will not be tolerated on the MARTA system.  We encourage our customers to use the See & Say app to report incidents immediately.