'Well-shaven' naked man asks for directions

No sexual advances made in indecent exposure case

A stark naked, "well-shaven" young man asked a woman in a Mountain View parking garage for directions on Aug. 8, police said.

According to Mountain View police spokeswoman Jaime Garrett, the 29-year-old victim was walking to her car in an underground garage located at 555 W. Middlefield Road at about 4:25 p.m. when the man approached her, in the buff, and asked her the way to Castro Street.

The woman then screamed, ran to her car, left the garage and called police, Garrett said. The police report described the man as "well-shaven" and about 20 years old with dark hair. "I have no idea what that means," Garrett said, referencing the description of the man's shaving habits.

"He made no sexual advances," Garrett said. "He was merely asking for directions, it appears. We have no leads on who it might have been."


Posted by MV Resident, a resident of Jackson Park
on Aug 12, 2011 at 9:00 am

Dude, wrong city. The Castro Street you're looking for is in San Francisco, not Mountain View.

Posted by Spaghetti Freddie, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Aug 12, 2011 at 9:26 am

College prank.

Posted by Jes' Sayin', a resident of Blossom Valley
on Aug 12, 2011 at 2:06 pm

She must have meant well-shaved pubic hair. Bondage situation that went too far?

Posted by ME, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Aug 12, 2011 at 2:09 pm

She ran to her car, before or after she picked her jaw up off the ground? :-O

Posted by Matt, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Aug 12, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Why is the woman being called a "victim"? As far as I can tell from the story she's the one that freaked out and took off. The dude was naked, thats it. Were her eyes assaulted or something?

Posted by @Matt, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Aug 12, 2011 at 3:56 pm

@Matt: I think that if the guy is caught that he'll have to register as a sex offender. Indecent exposure.

Posted by Matt, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Aug 12, 2011 at 4:35 pm

How is exposing your self indecently to an adult considered a sex crime? Was this woman assaulted sexually? If I streak across a football stadium during a game have I just sexually assaulted everyone in the stands? Are they all victims of my nakedness?

Posted by OhDearGodMyEyes, a resident of Shoreline West
on Aug 12, 2011 at 5:03 pm

@Matt: I'm gonna haveta say "yes" to that one. I doubt my eyes would be happy with the sight. B-D

Posted by tommygee54, a resident of Rex Manor
on Aug 12, 2011 at 5:08 pm

She actually had to scream!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by T-800, a resident of Shoreline West
on Aug 12, 2011 at 10:34 pm

It was a terminator from the future. They time travel naked in need of directions to the nearest biker bar.

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