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Police searching for restroom photographer

Man allegedly took cell phone photo of woman in Cubberley Community Center bathroom stall

Palo Alto police are searching for a man who allegedly reached under a dividing wall and photographed a woman while she was in a public restroom stall at Cubberley Community Center on Middlefield Road Thursday evening.

The woman told police the restroom in Cubberley's "A" wing was empty when she entered around 8 p.m.

A short time later she noticed another person enter the restroom and go into the stall immediately next to her.

The person then held a cell phone under the dividing wall between the stalls and appeared to take a picture of her while she was seated on the toilet.

The victim told police she yelled at the stranger, who immediately ran out of the restroom. By the time she went outside, the person had run approximately 40 yards toward the main gym and the victim called police.

Officers responded to the area but could not locate man, described by the victim as in his twenties, possibly either white or Asian.

She said he was of medium build, between 5 feet 5 inches and 5 feet 8 inches tall and 150 or 160 pounds. He was wearing a black zippered hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and brown hiking boots.

Police are asking that anyone with information about the incident call the department's 24-hour dispatch center at 650-329-2413. Anonymous tips can be emailed to paloalto@tipnow.org or sent via text message or voicemail to 650-383-8984.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously through the department's free mobile app, downloadable at bit.ly/PAPD-AppStore or bit.ly/PAPD-GooglePlay.

— Palo Alto Weekly Staff

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a resident of Downtown North
on Jul 19, 2014 at 9:35 am

Since the perp obviously has a cell phone, can the cops ask the cell phone carriers who was at that location at that time?


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