Two indecent exposures reported in Mountain View

One man arrested for alleged lewd behavior, another remains at large

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.


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Posted by Fozzert Bearenberg
a resident of The Crossings
on Feb 7, 2014 at 1:47 pm

I'm excited about the rain, but not THAT excited.

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Posted by Due Process
a resident of Cuernavaca
on Feb 7, 2014 at 2:25 pm

So, based on someone calling in a license plate number, this person, whether found innocent or guilty, will forever be linked to indecent exposure.

I'm anti-crime as much as anyone, but I hope there was some pretty solid background & evidence before releasing the name...because that's a life-changer.

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Posted by resident
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Feb 7, 2014 at 3:06 pm

The cops wouldn't have arrested him without some evidence of a crime. The article does say the perp was on probation for prior convictions, but doesn't say what they were. Were those also for sex crimes?

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