Camarillo – Perhaps hoping to live in infamy as did Robert Opel following his sudden rise to international notoriety when he “streaked” across the 46th Academy Awards stage wearing nothing but his birthday suit in 1974—which inspired actor David Niven’s brilliant adlib regarding certain male “shortcomings”—Scott Christopher Wood, a 39 year-old Thousand Oaks resident with a clearly exhibitionist nature, was arrested on March 27th by Ventura County Sheriff’s Department Camarillo Station detectives and charged with two counts of indecent exposure.
Detectives were first made aware of Wood’s recreational habits on March 6th when two separate incidents were reported involving the appearance of male genitalia in full view of multiple females at two area shopping centers.
With multiple reports of similar incidents coming so close in time, detectives took witness reports and compared them to information stored in the Megan’s Law database regarding sexual offenders. Pursuant to that review, Wood was identified as a possible suspect in the immediate fact situation. According to Ventura County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Det. Sgt. Pete O’Sullivan, “one of the victims was able to provide a very good description of the suspect for a sketch.” So good was her description and the resulting artwork that “detectives noticed the similarities to the sketch and the picture of Scott Wood was uncanny.”
Pursuant to this series of elements falling into place, Detectives located and arrested Wood, a registered sex offender currently on probation for possession of obscene matter depicting sexual conduct of minors.
Photo: Courtesy Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, Wikipedia
VCSTAR: Thousand Oaks man arrested in connection with indecent exposure