MOUNTAIN VIEW — An 18-year-old man was identified as the suspect who exposed himself to a woman as he sat in his car in a parking lot.
According to MVPD, “On Monday just after 11 am, a woman flagged down one of our officers at Grant Plaza and told him that a man in the north parking lot exposed himself to her as she was walking past his car.” Without hesitation the MVPD officer drove through the parking lot and spotted the suspect’s vehicle, a blue Mercedes C230 registered to Mountain View resident Thomas Serna.
After the MVPD officer located the vehicle in the parking lot, Serna quickly left the parking lot, evading the officer. Dispatch received another call of a similar incident in which apparently the same suspect was seen exposing himself to several victims near Castro and Mercy Street.
According to MVPD, “Just after 12:30 pm, one of our sergeants had gone back to the Grant Plaza parking lot to search for additional clues when Serna’s blue Mercedes again pulled into the parking lot.”
Again the chase was on as a patrolling sergeant who was scanning the area was able to assist. Serna again drove away at a high rate of speed, once again maneuvering to evade officers.
The quick thinking sergeant was able identify and then join in the arrest of the suspect near his home in the Mountain View area. Serna was arrested without further incident.
The Mountain View Police is looking for other possible victims and is asked to contact Det. Marco Garcia at 650-903-6356 and reference case # 17-2270.