Indecent exposure reported at Stanford University

Man caught masturbating in elevator

Stanford University's Department of Public Safety is investigating an indecent exposure incident involving a man caught masturbating inside an elevator of a campus apartment building on Wednesday morning, campus police said.

A female walked in on the man around 8:40 a.m. at Quillen Highrise apartments, located at 737 Campus Drive within Escondido Village, according to a campus community alert. They briefly exchanged words before the man left the elevator and went down a stairway out of the building, but the female didn't see him exit.

There was no physical contact between the female and man, the alert said. She described him as Asian, around 25 to 30 years old, between 5 feet 8 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing roughly 160 pounds. He had short black hair, wore a dark-colored jacket and pants and possibly had a backpack.

The alert calls on anyone who has been sexually assaulted to report the incident to campus authorities, as university officials said such behavior isn't tolerated. Anyone who has been sexually assaulted or knows someone who has can find resources at

Anyone with information regarding Wednesday's indecent exposure is asked to call the Department of Public Safety at 650-329-2413.


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4 people like this
Posted by respectful terminology
a resident of Midtown
on Oct 11, 2018 at 12:34 pm

respectful terminology is a registered user.

Hmm, the people in this story are a "female" and a "man." Very odd choice. One word sounds clinical and arm's-length, while the other sounds like a person. Why not use parallel terminology for both people?

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Posted by Careful choice
a resident of Stanford
on Oct 11, 2018 at 12:41 pm

It is a female human.

Who may not want to clearly identified as woman vs. girl.

3 people like this
Posted by Arnold
a resident of Green Acres
on Oct 11, 2018 at 1:00 pm

What sort of Asian--South Asian, Chinese Asian, Japanese Asian, Eskimo Asian?

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Posted by Curious
a resident of Atherton
on Oct 11, 2018 at 2:25 pm

Curious what kind of words they 'briefly exchanged'..."Good Morning", "Have a nice day", "Top of the morning", "The sun always rises" etc.

Nothing surprises me anymore but as John Lennon once sang, "Everybody's got something to hide except for me and my monkey."

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Posted by Suggestion
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Oct 11, 2018 at 3:55 pm

If safe, take a photo with your cell phone
Might help to identify even if the guy was walking away
This is awful and this guy might escalate

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Posted by MJ W
a resident of Midtown
on Oct 11, 2018 at 4:24 pm

Disgusting. Horrible way to start the day. Avoid elevators, better yet, ban elevators. Hold workshops to train women to shame inappropriate behavior. Wear a body camera.

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Posted by R. Davis
a resident of Crescent Park
on Oct 11, 2018 at 6:26 pm

QUOTE: If safe, take a photo with your cell phone

But not a selfie.

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Posted by Benefit of the Doubt
a resident of another community
on Oct 11, 2018 at 6:52 pm

While a public elevator is a highly inappropriate place to be doing what he was doing, at least the guy was taking responsibility for his own 'needs' rather than hurting someone else in the process.

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