Man charged with indecent exposure
Jun 06 2012
West Shore RCMP on Tuesday arrested a man who, they say, indecently exposed himself on a B.C. Transit bus.
Police received a report on May 23 after a passenger witnessed a man masturbating on a route 50 bus. The witness took pictures and filmed the man, and handed the evidence to police, RCMP spokesman Sgt. Max Fossum said.
Investigators were tipped off as to the man's identity and, on Tuesday morning, two female plainclothes officers followed a man as he boarded the No. 50 at Goldstream Road and allegedly watched the man expose himself.
Fossum said because indecent exposure is a summary offence, police have to catch the person in the act.
The man was arrested by the two Mounties as he got off the bus at Douglas Street and Cloverdale Avenue. He was held in custody at the West Shore detachment until a court appearance Tuesday afternoon.
A 31-year-old Langford man faces three charges of indecent exposure.