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Fifth indecent exposure reported in Palo Alto

Original post made on Oct 14, 2010

Another case of indecent exposure -- the fifth since Sept. 21 -- has been reported in Palo Alto. A man walked up to four women Tuesday (Oct. 12) at 8:30 a.m. near Park Boulevard and Oxford Avenue and "exposed himself to them," Palo Alto police Lt. Sandra Brown stated in a press release.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 4:26 PM

Comments (7)

Posted by K
a resident of Barron Park
on Oct 14, 2010 at 12:03 pm

On Oxford and Park he is just on the other side of Cal Ave from the jail. Too bad he doesn't get closer to the jail where he belongs

Posted by Sheesh
a resident of Crescent Park
on Oct 14, 2010 at 1:09 pm

Don't these guys have internet?

Posted by so
a resident of Greenmeadow
on Oct 14, 2010 at 1:44 pm

who cares if someone is masturbating at 4 am. pathetic waste of police tax wasting!

Posted by Susan
a resident of Downtown North
on Oct 15, 2010 at 9:53 am

I grew up in Palo Alto in the 50s and 60s. My first encounter with an exhibitionist was in grade 6 while biking home from school. There were several other times men exposed themselves to me - Stanford Shopping Center parking lot especially. They just seem to come out of nowhere.
If a person want to masturbate that is fine and natural, but indecent exposure is not! Sex is not something to be done at anyone's expense. And make no mistake, the "exposee" is the victim and the "exposer" is the perpetrator. Anyone engaging in this behavior is psycho-sexually immature and cannot relate to other adults in a normal way. It used to be believed this behavior was harmless but no longer. There people often, and usually do, end up as rapists. You bet, call in the police!

Posted by LOL
a resident of Menlo Park
on Oct 15, 2010 at 10:05 am

@K.... good one! I grew up in Menlo Park and Palo Alto and first experienced this as an 11 year old in front of the Fox Theatre on my way to see a Disney film. There will always be losers who do this sort of stuff... I think they should definitely spend some time in jail... just let them show themselves there... LOL

Posted by Dan
a resident of Southgate
on Oct 15, 2010 at 11:28 am

Three of these incidents happened practically across the street from Peers Park, where there are often lots of young kids, including Luane's Little Explorers (2-4 year olds). Definitely not OK. I know homeless guys sleep in that park and wash up in the bathroom. I've always figured live and let live, but maybe the PAPD should start checking these guys out.

Posted by So What?
a resident of College Terrace
on Oct 16, 2010 at 8:29 am

Because So from Greenmeadow, the guy masturbating at 4:00 AM in a public place, is probably the same guy who is likely to masturbate in a public place at 4:00 PM. What a pathetic use of your opinion.

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