Flasher exposes himself to woman in Palo Alto

Man may have returned to woman's residence with camera, police say

A man who exposed himself to a Palo Alto woman might have returned to her residence to photograph her, police said on Friday.

On Monday, July 23, while the woman was working in her apartment in the 300 block of Cowper Street near Everett Avenue at about 2 p.m. she saw a man standing outside her window with his pants pulled down, Palo Alto police said. The woman yelled at the man and he zipped up his pants and ran away.

But on Wednesday at 10:45 p.m., the woman heard rustling outside her window while she was in bed reading before going to sleep. She saw a flash through a gap in her blinds that she thought might be a camera going off and yelled. Police are unsure if the two incidents are related.

The man in the first incident is described as Hispanic and in his 30s, with black hair and dark eyes, 5-feet-5-inches tall and weighing about 150 pounds. He was wearing a dark, short-sleeved shirt.


Posted by WhattaFool, a resident of Community Center
on Jul 27, 2012 at 10:09 am

Such a male crime. You never hear about women running around dropping their drawers thinking it's gonna be a thrill to some unsuspecting person.

Posted by Flash, a resident of Fairmeadow
on Jul 27, 2012 at 10:53 am

"u never hear about women running around dropping their drawers"

Uh, been to the clubs lately? Flashing is quite the attention getter.

Seriously, exposure is a sickness, I suppose, and the young ladies flashing their tops is more of a party than an illness.

But, still....

Posted by wow, a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Jul 27, 2012 at 12:02 pm

"...She saw a flash through a gap in her blinds "

Must have been a flasher...

Posted by maybee, a resident of Evergreen Park
on Jul 27, 2012 at 4:37 pm

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