An unknown suspect exposed himself to a woman sitting in a parked car Tuesday night near Palo Alto’s California Avenue business district.
According to Palo Alto police, officers responded to the area at about 11:15 p.m. on a report that an indecent exposure incident had just taken place in a city parking lot. A search for the suspect was conducted with negative results.
The victim told police she was sitting in her car and sending a text message when she looked up and saw the suspect standing in front of the front passenger side corner of her car with his pants pulled down. She said the suspect was masturbating while looking at her.
The victim described the suspect as being a white man in his early 20s, about 5’9” with a thin build and short brown hair. He was clean shaven and was wearing blue jeans and a light-colored short-sleeved T-shirt. The victim was unable to describe the suspect’s face, so police will not be releasing a suspect sketch.
The investigation into this incident is ongoing and anyone with information is urged to contact Palo Alto police at (650) 329-2413.