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Man arrested for indecent exposure in downtown Palo Alto

Police charge South San Francisco man for possessing drugs, shaking his penis at downtown employees

A South San Francisco man who police said lewdly exposed himself to two people in front of a downtown Palo Alto business on Friday afternoon was arrested minutes after the incident.

Palo Alto police received a call shortly after 1 p.m. on Friday about an indecent exposure that had occurred on the 400 block of Florence Street. Officers responded and located the suspect at Bryant Street and Lytton Avenue. The man, 46-year-old Terrell Jackson, was reportedly arrested without incident.

Police said Jackson had been standing in front of a Downtown North business with his penis showing. One employee of the business, a man in his 40s, reportedly asked Jackson to leave. Jackson allegedly remained on the sidewalk and temporarily obstructed the path of another employee, a woman in her 50s, who was was trying to get into the building.

After the woman stepped past him and walked inside, the man locked the door and told Jackson through the door to go away, police said. Jackson allegedly responded by grabbing his penis and shaking it at the man, who promptly called the police.

Once Palo Alto officers located Jackson, they determined that he had four active probation grants out of San Mateo County for possession of narcotics, and two active probation grants out of Santa Clara County for possessions of narcotics paraphernalia and for being under the influence of narcotics. When officers searched him, pursuant to his probation status, they reportedly found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia on him.

Jackson was booked in the Santa Clara County Main Jail for felony indecent exposure, a felony probation violation, misdemeanor possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of narcotics paraphernalia.

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