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.