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Police arrest man for throwing rock at women, exposing himself

Original post made on May 12, 2020

Palo Alto police arrested a man who allegedly threw rocks at two women and then exposed himself to them near the Mayfield Soccer Complex on Sunday afternoon.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 1:25 PM

Comments (9)

11 people like this
Posted by resident
a resident of College Terrace
on May 12, 2020 at 1:41 pm

Keep him locked up. These are not cite-and-release crimes.


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Posted by Andy
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on May 12, 2020 at 3:00 pm

Please keep him locked up and away from our children and community! This man has been nothing but trouble around Palo Alto. Please help keep our community safe.


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Posted by john
a resident of Barron Park
on May 13, 2020 at 12:51 am

A reminder for the above two commenters that the police would love to keep him locked up, but Californians voted, repeatedly, to let him out. AB109, Prop 47, Prop 57....


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Posted by Jennifer
a resident of another community
on May 13, 2020 at 5:33 am

Another sick puppy.


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Posted by Anon
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on May 13, 2020 at 8:07 am

Posted by john, a resident of Barron Park

>> A reminder for the above two commenters that the police would love to keep him locked up, but Californians voted, repeatedly, to let him out. AB109, Prop 47, Prop 57....

If the description of the incident is correct, it could have been charged as assault with a deadly weapon. The above changes in the law were intended to stop charging shoplifters with three felonies. I know of no legal reason not to lock up people who commit violent crimes.


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Posted by What was that old saying?
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on May 13, 2020 at 9:29 am

"Rock out with your..." something something?
I can't remember but anyway, yes, this person is dangerous and needs to be off the streets.


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Posted by Jail Is The Best Place For Some
a resident of Barron Park
on May 13, 2020 at 9:58 am

QUOTES: "This man has been nothing but trouble around Palo Alto."
"...this person is dangerous and needs to be off the streets."

^^^ Curious...what is the suspect's background? Is he a resident of Palo Alto or a homeless individual with mental and/or substance abuse issues?

With the current closures of various public-use facilities, restroom facilities have been increasingly difficult to access for those without a place to live.

Many parks have closed their public restrooms due to public health concerns & the only restrooms available in many cases are gas stations and supermarkets.

Was the suspect growing agitated because (1) he 'had to go' & there were people ahead of him, and/or (2) the restrooms are not gender specific (which added to his frustration & wait time)?

The suspect should have restrained himself but all things considered, he will now have plenty of toilet access in county jail & mot likely will be separated from the general jail population based on his anti-social & perverted personal 'issues'.


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Posted by Hospitals?
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on May 13, 2020 at 12:55 pm

Everyone talks about so many mentally ill on the streets. Jail is our only option, which would sound intolerable if we said it like: jail is the only option if you have cancer, but that is our reality right now.

The REAL question is who has a plan and proposal to expand mental health hospitals who could accept any/all on the streets who need mental care?

Imagine places available to take in ALL the addicted and mentally unstable folks and keep them off th streets, getting them treatment and releasing when ready, not just after 30 days in the kink.

Which party has that plan?


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Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Barron Park
on May 13, 2020 at 1:38 pm

Finally. This person has been a NUISANCE. He has been an unwanted and frequent visitor of one of our neighbors. I've heard him scream obscenities on our street, knock down another neighbor's basketball structure, and steal items meant for donation.


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