A Howard Johnson clerk spotted a man masturbating near the hotel's 1011 Veterans Parkway office Wednesday, according to a Columbus Police report.
The 37-year-old woman told police that she saw the man masturbating outside the window at about 1:35 a.m. The man then walked southward across the parking lot.
The victim described the suspect as a 6-foot black man in his late 20s. He was described as having a medium build and was wearing a gray T-shirt.
Anyone with information about this incident should call the Investigations Division at 706-653-3400.