A hotel clerk told Columbus police that a man masturbated in the lobby of the Motel 6 at 3050 Victory Drive on Saturday night.
According to the police, the incident occurred around 11:45 p.m.
The clerk told police that a black man, wearing black shorts and a gray shirt, entered the lobby of the motel and began masturbating on the counter.
The man then fled the scene.
He was described as being about 5-foot-6, and 150 pounds.
A copy of the surveillance camera footage was obtained by police.