Homeless man hit by car identified

•LAWRENCEVILLE - Authorities have identified the homeless man who was struck and killed Monday by a car on Buford Drive in Lawrenceville as 54-year-old William Cecil McLane.

McLane was crossing the five-lane street near Ga. Highway 316 at about 10 p.m. Monday when a teenage boy driving a Honda Civic hatchback struck him in the northbound lane, according to Lawrenceville police. McLane died at the scene.

No charges were filed against the driver since McLane was not in a designated crosswalk and it was after dark when the accident occurred.

Man exposes himself to woman

•LAWRENCEVILLE - A man dressed in a woman's nightgown exposed himself Monday to a woman at Grande Apartments at 3740 Club Drive, according to a police report.

The woman told a police officer that she was in the parking lot about 8 a.m. when a tall white man of average build with brown bushy hair approached her. The man was wearing a light blue shirt and a yellow slip from a woman's night gown.

He was walking toward the woman while "feeling himself in an erotic manner," the police report stated. When the woman was leaving her car to go back inside, he exposed himself and began following her. The woman told the suspect she was calling the police and he ran away.

Woman reports being raped

•NORCROSS - A 23-year-old Norcross woman claimed she was raped on Monday after accepting a ride from group of men in a dark-colored minivan.

The woman told police she was walking home from her job at a formal wear store at midnight when the minivan pulled up next to her on Beaver Ruin Road near Shackleford Road. The driver and front-seat passenger asked if the woman needed a ride home, according to a police report.

After she got in the van, the woman noticed it was occupied by several other men. The suspects allegedly removed her clothing and held her down while one of them raped her. They then dropped the victim off at her residence at an extended-stay motel in the area, the police report stated.

The woman could only give minimal information regarding the minivan. The suspects inside were described only as Hispanic men. A front-seat passenger spoke English and had short hair. Police are investigating the incident.

- From staff reports