A man was arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure at the Westfield Valencia Town Center last week after reportedly being seen by multiple customers touching his genitals while at the shopping center.
The call was first received on Thursday on the 24200 block of Valencia Boulevard, according to Deputy Natalie Arriaga, a spokeswoman for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.
“It was reported a man was unzipping his pants and touching himself inappropriately,” said Arriaga. “Upon arrival, deputies contacted a male matching the suspect description, later confirmed to be the suspect, being detained by mall security.”
During their investigation, witnesses told deputies that the suspect was observed repetitively with his hands down his pants, making customers uncomfortable.
“The male was arrested for lewd conduct in a public place and trespassing,” Arriaga said. “He was booked into the SCV Sheriff’s Station and later released on citation.”