A woman at the Chetek Dam called police Friday, Aug. 16, around 10:50 a.m., saying she caught a man masturbating behind a tree, according to the Barron County dispatch log.

The woman said the man was skinny and was wearing a baseball hat and shorts. He appeared to be in his 40s or 50s, she said, and once caught, he left in a red Ford car.

The woman later said she found some items from the suspect in a garbage can.

A Chetek police officer responded to the area but did not locate or identify the man.

On Monday, Aug. 19, Chetek Police Chief Ron Ambrozaitis said the incident was “unfounded.”

Such incidents can result in a disorderly conduct citation, Ambrozaitis said.

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