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on Jan 19, 2014
Rule of thumb if you ever witness someone doing this in public, or even in a parked car on the street. Walk away and call the police. Don't knock on window, or interfere in any way. For everyone's safety.
That's gross but it was night time and he was in his own car. Why was she looking inside his car? Aren't there other battles to pick?
I second MYOB - what someone's doing in his car in the dark is his own business.
I'll third with MYOB -- indeed, what was she doing looking inside the car to say nothing of knocking on the window?? Good grief!!
I agree with MYOB. It is an unpleasant experience but not everything is a police matter. What a waste of valuable resources.
Unless something is missing from this narrative I have to agree with the MYOB'ers here
... it's the dark and she's going around looking in "darkened" car windows. You have only yourself to blame when you peer into other people's private spaces and do not like what you see. If the picture is accurate the guy was not bothering anyway and does not deserve to have his picture broadcast to the whole city along with his car description ... I think??
On the other hand, if there was any indication that he was stalking, bothering people, turning on the light, preparing to assault someone ... find him and charge him. I seem to recall someone of this general description at Stanford a year or so ago. Same person?
By the way "Agree MYOB" ... I doubt any "valuable police resources" were wasted, our police department knows how to manage and prioritize their resources. They have to respond to just about anything people call them about with respect to all other incidents at the moment.
well, the ''priority'' of their ''resources'' isa following / harassing the same racially diverse bicycle rider . you see them virtually everywhere you go, staring at you . nobody's business what people are doing, nosy people calling cops for every thing. watch out, it could come back to haunt you.
To those of you castigating the poor woman who had to witness this, calling her a snoop and nosy, you clearly do not understand this type of crime. 1)Men that do this wait until they see a woman or child coming by to start or resume, because that is what "gets them off." You seem to think it's somehow innocent -- poor guy has an urge, pulls over on a busy street, and gives it a go. That's not the case. 2) It was 5:45 p.m. on Ramona, female foot-traffic sure to come by. If one is walking by on the narrow sidewalk, it really doesn't take bending over and peering into a car to see what is going on to detect this type of action. He may have even had the light on inside the car, because he would've wanted to be seen.
Such a society we have now where this type of behavior in public (yes, it was public, not private) outside the home is thought to be acceptable. It is NOT acceptable, and thank-you to the woman who stopped it.
Yep, Chris is right.
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