A man exposed himself to a woman while she walked her dog at a Palo Alto park on Tuesday evening, police said Wednesday.
Around 5:45 p.m., police responded to a report of an indecent exposure incident that happened about 15 minutes prior at Monroe Park, located at 4305 Miller Ave., police said. Arriving officers were unable to find the suspect, according to police.
The woman, said to be in her 40s, was walking her dog toward the park where she saw the suspect on a bicycle riding in circles on a neighboring street, police said. She entered the park and walked on a path with her dog on a leash.
When they reached the northern portion of the park the woman's dog walked up to the suspect, who was off his bike and stood on grass near the path, according to police. As the woman fetched her dog, she noticed the man was grinning at her and his penis was exposed through his pant's zipper, at which point she left the area and called police.
The suspect is described as a man in his early 20s with an olive complexion and dark curly hair, police said. He wore a black shirt, green pants, sunglasses and backpack or similar bag over his shoulder, according to police.
Detectives are looking into whether Tuesday's incident is linked with other cases in the city, police said.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Palo Alto police at (650) 329-2413. Anonymous tips can be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by text message or voice mail to (650) 383-8984.