Palo Alto police are seeking a man who exposed himself to a woman riding her bicycle near Stanford Hospital last Friday, Nov. 30.
The woman, who is in her 20s, was riding her bicycle north on Pasteur Drive at about 11:15 a.m. and had stopped for a traffic signal at the intersection of Sand Hill Road near the 1200 block, police said in a press release Thursday. As she approached Sand Hill Road, she looked to her left and saw a driver with his pants down. The man was allegedly masturbating while looking at her, she told police.
The man turned west onto Sand Hill Road when the light turned green. The woman described the driver as a white man in his 30s with brown hair and patchy facial hair. He drove a white Nissan Leaf.
Detectives don't think the incident is related to a Nov. 19 case on East Meadow Drive in Palo Alto. A man exposed himself to a 14-year-old girl in the Fairmeadow neighborhood as she was walking her dog. Police have released a sketch in that incident but have not yet made an arrest.
Anyone with information about either incident is asked to call the department's 24-hour dispatch center at 650-329-2413. Anonymous tips can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent by text message or voicemail to 650-383-8984. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through the police's free mobile app, downloadable at bit.ly/PAPD-AppStore or bit.ly/PAPD-GooglePlay.