Indecent exposure on Thompson Avenue


A woman called the Mountain View police to report seeing a man touching himself on June 6 in a car on Thompson Avenue, the department's public information officer said.

The woman, who declined to provide her personal information, told police dispatchers she was walking her daughter in a stroller in the 200 block of Thompson Avenue when she passed by the man, who she said was sitting in a black BMW parked along the curb, according to Liz Wylie, a spokeswoman with the MVPD.

Due to the angle of her vantage point, she never saw the man's face -- only that he had his pants pulled down and was apparently pleasuring himself, Wylie said. The woman is not sure whether the man looked at her or not.

The man was thin and had a light complexion, according to the woman's report, Wylie said. Police were unable to locate anyone matching the woman's description.


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Posted by license plate
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 7, 2012 at 5:53 pm

If the perp is parked, why couldn't the witness at least get the license plate?

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Posted by W-Park Dude
a resident of Waverly Park
on Jun 7, 2012 at 7:05 pm

Number one, you're assuming the plate was visible. The article didn't say whether the plate was covered or if it had paper plates, etc., or that there even was a plate. Number two, I would think a mom pushing her baby would be stunned by someone waving their junk and might not be of sound mind and look at the plate. And with the Voice's Nobel Peace Prize reporting, maybe she did write it down and the Voice just forgot to tell us. The possibilities are endless.

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Posted by juniperk
a resident of Gemello
on Jun 8, 2012 at 2:37 pm

It is unacceptable that this man was doing this in a public place even though his car is a private domain. But it seems to me the woman had a good look at what this man was doing. Now I don't know why she would bother to look to look that deep inside. I never look at anyone sitting inside their car especially that much deep inside to see if someone's pants was down unless she stood very close to the car door. Anyways, this man needs to be punished for nasty and indecent behavior.

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Posted by W-Park Dude
a resident of Waverly Park
on Jun 8, 2012 at 4:06 pm

There you go again with your vast wisdom. Why didn't we blame the lady pushing the stroller sooner? Hopefully she's learned her lesson and will not look so deep into the next car she strolls past!

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