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Cal State San Marcos: Man committed 'lewd act' outside track and field facility

Posted at 4:05 PM, Nov 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-26 19:05:10-05

SAN MARCOS, Calif. (KGTV) — Cal State San Marcos police are warning students and community members after a stranger was caught touching himself in front of two women.

The incident occurred Monday at about 5 p.m. at the campus' Mangrum Track and Field facility, the college said.

Two females who weren't students arrived to work out and saw a man near the pedestrian entrance water fountain. As the two women were walking on the track, the man reportedly made a comment to them and that's when they noticed he was committing the lewd act.

The women immediately reported the incident to campus police. The man was last seen riding his bicycle up the pedestrian ramp and then west on Craven Road toward parking lot XYZ.

The man is described as in his mid-30s, about 5' 8" tall. with a bald or shaven head and thin build. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, tan work boots, a yellow reflective vest, and a black jacket.

Anyone with information is asked to call university police at 760-750-4567.

Anyone on campus who believes they have witnessed a crime is urged to call 911. Campus blue light phones are also available to request an escort by police or report suspicious activity.