MANHATTAN BEACH (CBSLA) — A Manhattan Beach neighborhood is on alert Thursday after a man exposed himself to a girl walking home from high school.

The girl, whose age was not released, was walking home from Mira Costa High School in the 600 block of Herrin Avenue at about 4:45 p.m. Wednesday when she was approached by a small black car with tinted windows.

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She told police that the driver asked her for directions to the freeway, but as she did so, she saw the driver exposing himself from inside the car.

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He quickly drove away from the area and was last seen going east on 5th Street from Herrin.

The community of Manhattan Beach has already been on edge after a woman was raped in her home less than a week ago by a man who broke in.

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Police have not said the two crimes are connected.