Man arrested for allegedly committing lewd act in Palo Alto coffee shop
Above: Alexander K. Neumeier booking photo | Palo Alto Police
A man was recently arrested in Palo Alto for allegedly masturbating in a coffee shop in front of two underage girls, according to police.
On the afternoon of Thursday, February 3, officers responded to the Starbucks on University Avenue for a report of a man committing a lewd act in front of customers. They were able to detain the individual — identified as 27-year-old Alexander Keenabautista Meumeier — without incident, police said.
Officers learned that two teenage girls, both juveniles, had allegedly caught Neumeier staring at them while masturbating at a table. The girls notified an employee, who then immediately called police.
Neumeier, who reportedly has no permanent address, was arrested and booked on suspicion of indecent exposure and annoying children, both misdemeanors.
Police say this incident is not related to an alleged bathroom peeping incident at another coffee shop earlier in the week.