Thanks to a quick-thinking victim, police arrested a 20-year-old Redwood City man on Feb. 4 on charges of indecent exposure.
The man, identified as Nathan Perine, allegedly drove up to the victim and exposed himself at about 12:27 p.m. in the city parking lot located at 460 Hope St., and then drove away, according to Sgt. Saul Jaeger, public information officer for the Mountain View Police Department.
The victim acted fast and wrote down the license plate number of the car the man was driving, Jaeger said. Police were able to locate the car shortly after the report and arrest Perine, who is currently on probation.
"Timeliness in apprehending suspects in situations like this is critical," Detective Sgt. Canfield said. "Because of the witness in this case, we were able to respond to the scene, locate the suspect and make an arrest. We absolutely depend on the Mountain View community to contact us when they see something that isn't quite right."
The day after Perine's arrest, another man was spotted touching himself in the lobby of the Holiday Inn at 1561 El Camino Real, Jaeger said.
The man was described as white and in his 20s, with a thin build, and was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and light blue jeans.
The man fled on foot and was not located.