SANTA BARBARA — Since Sept. 10, Santa Barbara County sheriff’s detectives have been investigating reports of a man exposing himself outside a local woman’s apartment. According to sheriff’s spokesman Drew Sugars, detectives now have “a reliable artist’s rendering of the likely suspect,” and released it to the public and media on Wednesday.
It was at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 10 when a female resident of an apartment complex just north of Santa Barbara city limits called 911 to report a man wearing only a shirt and naked from the waist down sitting in a chair on the patio just outside her window.
“He asked her if he could come in,” Sugars said, “but she did the right thing and dialed 911.”
The suspect immediately left the scene, and is described by the victim as a white male in his mid-20s, approximately 6 feet tall, with blond hair and light eyes.
Sugars indicated that sheriff’s detectives continue to investigate a possible connection between this event and a reported sexual assault occurring just a few hours later at another apartment complex less than a half-mile distant.
The sheriff’s department requests that any members of the public with information regarding this incident contact detectives via the Sheriff’s Anonymous Tip Line at (805) 681-4171.