News Release News Release The City of Palo Alto
Communications Department
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301


PRESS RELEASE 0826201502
Subject :

Man Exposes Himself to Dog-Walking Woman in Neighborhood Park
Contact : Sean Downey, Officer, Police Department    650-329-2413
Palo Alto, CA -- Police are seeking the public's assistance with identifying a man who exposed himself to an adult woman as she was walking her dog in a city park.

On Tuesday, August 25, 2015, at about 5:43 p.m., our 24-hour dispatch center received a report of an indecent exposure that had occurred at Monroe Park at 4305 Miller Avenue about 15 minutes earlier.  Officers responded to the area, but the suspect was gone.

The investigation revealed that the victim, a woman in her forties, had been walking her dog in the neighborhood.  As she approached the park, she first noticed the suspect riding his bicycle in circles in the street nearby.  She entered the park and was walking on the path with her dog on a leash.  As they reached the north end of the park, her dog walked up to the suspect, who had dismounted his bike and was standing in the grass near the path.  When the victim went to pull her dog away from the man, she looked at him and noticed that he was grinning at her and that his penis was fully exposed through the zipper of his pants.  She left the area and called police.

The victim described the suspect as a male in his early twenties with an olive complexion and dark curly hair.  He was wearing a black shirt with green pants.  She said he was wearing sunglasses and had a backpack or similar bag slung over one shoulder.  She could not describe his bicycle other than it was not a road bike.  The victim met with a police sketch artist, who produced the attached sketch of the suspect.

Detectives are investigating to determine if this incident is connected to any other cases.

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 or sent via text message or voice mail to 650-383-8984.  Tips can also be submitted anonymously through our free mobile app, downloadable at or