Crime brief: Police looking for man who tried to pull down Mountain View woman's shorts


A Mountain View woman told police that a man attempted to pull her shorts down while she was walking through the Waverly Park neighborhood on Monday afternoon. The man was not found.

The woman, 40, told police she was traveling east on Diericx Drive around 12:40 p.m. on June 3 when the man ran up from behind and tried to pull her shorts down, police said in a statement Tuesday. The victim said she screamed and saw the man run north towards Franklin Avenue. Officers conducted an "extensive search" of the area but could not find him.

He is described as a young white man between 5 feet, 8 inches and 6 feet tall, wearing a black baseball cap, a shirt with black and gray horizontal stripes, black shorts and black shoes.

Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to call Detective Robert Medina at 650-903-6189.

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Posted by Check YouTube
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jun 4, 2019 at 4:17 pm

There are a lot of prank videos out there where kids run up and pants some stranger. Sadly, it's a thing. I'm not sure that's what happened here though. If not, that's a lot more disturbing than just some idiot kids.

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Posted by Jes' Sayin'
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jun 4, 2019 at 9:29 pm

They call it sharking.

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Posted by resident
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 5, 2019 at 12:47 pm

Can the police release an artist sketch of the perp? Young white man isn't very descriptive.

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