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San Diego police looking for man caught on camera committing lewd act

Posted at 12:23 AM, Aug 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-19 09:30:57-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - San Diego police are looking for a man accused of committing a lewd act in the Morena neighborhood.

The incident happened on Aug. 12, shortly before 4:30 p.m. A home security camera caught the man stopping on the sidewalk and engaging in the lewd act as he crept near a woman that was gardening outside her home.

Police say the woman had her back turned to the man, and she never knew he was there.

"He was within maybe four or five feet at the time," the woman's husband, Jeremy Pritchett, said. "That's frightening about the situation, someone can creep up to you within 4 feet, and you have no idea."

A car drove by, and Pritchett said it scared the man away. Pritchett was home at the time but didn't know what had happened until a few minutes after the man took off. He found out after looking through his security camera footage.

San Diego police officers say they have identified the man in the video, and they are going to issue a warrant for his arrest. Police say the video was crucial in this case.