Police released a sketch Thursday depicting a man wanted for exposing himself to a dog walker Wednesday afternoon in Palo Alto.
Officers were alerted to an indecent exposure incident that occurred in the 2400 block of Louis Road shortly after noon, police said.
A woman in her 20s was walking her dog north on Louis Road near Oregon Expressway when a driver pulled up next to her and stopped, according to police.
She continued walking, but the driver caught up with her, parked near her for a second time and asked for directions to the freeway. The woman then saw the driver was masturbating and his penis was exposed, police said.
She was able to take a photo of the man's car as he made a U-turn and headed south on Louis Road, police said.
The suspect was described as a light-skinned black or biracial man in his late 20s to mid-30s with a slim build. He had groomed facial hair and possibly had a goatee, police said.
He wore a gray zip-up hooded sweatshirt, dark beanie and white in-ear headphones in his ears, according to police.
The suspect's vehicle was an older-model, four-door maroon Mazda sedan with a spoiler, police said.
There have been no incidents reported recently in the city of a similar suspect or vehicle, according to police.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call police dispatch at (650) 329-2413. Those who wish to remain anonymous may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or can send a text message or voicemail to (650) 383-8984.