MiraCosta College Police warning students after man exposes self in parking lot

Posted at 12:19 PM, Feb 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-07 15:30:51-05

OCEANSIDE, Calif. -- Police at MiraCosta college are warning students after they say a man pulled up next to a student in a parking lot and began performing sexual acts.

Police say the incident happened around 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday in parking lot 2-A on the Oceanside Campus.

According to police, a woman was sitting in her car when the suspect pulled up next to her and began masturbating in his vehicle.

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The woman got out of her vehicle and walked away, police say. The suspect then drove away.

Following the incident, police released a list of safety tips for students:

  • Walk with a companion whenever possible.
  • Do not park in dark areas of the campus.
  • If you feel uncomfortable walking into a secluded area, you can request a Safety Escort anytime.
  • Be aware of your surroundings; report any suspicious behavior to College Police immediately at (760) 795- 6640 (please enter this number into your cellular telephone).
  • Always carry a cellular telephone, and consider carrying a whistle or other noise making device that can be used to attract attention or summon assistance.
  • If you do encounter someone presenting harassing/threatening behavior, immediately go to the nearest occupied campus building to report the incident.
  • Emergency call boxes are located throughout the campus and are properly marked for immediate recognition.