The City of Palo Alto
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE 01182014
Police Seek Indecent Exposure Suspect
Marianna Villaescusa, Agent, Police Department 650-329-2413
Alto, CA -- Police are asking for the public's
help with identifying a man observed masturbating in his parked vehicle on a
busy downtown street last weekend.|
Saturday, January 11, 2014, at about 5:39 p.m., a woman in her thirties called
9-1-1 to report that she had just seen a man masturbating while sitting his
parked vehicle in the 400 block of Ramona Street in downtown Palo Alto. The man drove away immediately. Officers checked the area but were unable to
locate the car or the suspect.
investigation revealed that the victim had been walking southbound along the
east sidewalk of the 400 block of Ramona Street, just north of University
Avenue. She happened to look through the
windshield of a car parked on Ramona Street facing northbound. She saw a man sitting in the driver’s seat,
masturbating. The victim knocked on the
passenger’s side window and yelled at him.
The man then drove away northbound on Ramona Street, and she called
victim described the suspect as a "Middle Eastern or Hispanic" male between 30
and 35 years old. He was wearing a
thin-striped, short-sleeved T-shirt and jeans.
His jeans remained on during the incident, but were unzipped and open. He was lightly unshaven. The victim later met with a police sketch
artist, who produced the attached sketch.
The suspect’s vehicle was a newer black 4-door Toyota Camry with tinted
side windows. The vehicle had paper
are investigating this incident. There
have been no other recent similar crimes of which we are aware.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked
to call our 24-hour dispatch center at 650-329-2413. Anonymous tips can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent via text message or voice mail to