It all started around 3:45 Monday morning, when Regina White came to Coin Laundry on Redman Road with her two youngest children, to wash school uniforms. She explains, “My boys had run out of school clothes, they had gotten down to their last pairs, and they had to go to school in a few hours, so I decided to come and wash their clothes for them.”
She saw a silver Chevy pull out of the parking lot, then later, pull back in. Then the driver followed White and her two children inside. “He was acting really weird, so I took the boys back out to the car, and I strapped them into their seats, turned the light on and locked them in the car. And I proceeded to take the laundry out of the washer and put it in the dryer, and he stood behind me, making me feel really uncomfortable,” she says.
No matter what time of day, she feels she shouldn't have been exposed to what she believes she saw next: “He sat directly behind me, and began to touch himself. And I wasn’t really for sure that that’s what he was doing, so I grabbed my phone and I turned my camera on, and went to take a look after getting the video, and that’s exactly what he was doing.”
She walked out without looking him in the eye and called police. According to St. Louis County Police, three squad cars responded to the scene, but the man was already gone. Police are still investigating, and this man remains at large. That makes this mother of five very uneasy. She says, “I’m just very upset, because things of this nature should not happen. And this is a family laundromat, we’ve been coming here for a long time. I felt very at home, and now I don’t feel that way.”
No one at Coin Laundry was available for comment