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Man Arrested For Allegedly Masturbating Outside Bedroom Window

Suspect arrested in Half Moon Bay is a registered sex offender who was convicted in 2010 for a similar offense, when he was caught masturbating while watching women working out at a local gym.

A registered sex offender was arrested Thursday morning after he was allegedly seen masturbating outside a Half Moon Bay residence, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff's deputies responded to the unit block of Amesport Landing at 5:40 a.m. after two residents there reported seeing a man masturbating outside their bedroom window.

The two victims heard a noise outside and opened the blinds to investigate and found the suspect there with his pants around his ankles, sheriff's officials said.

The man, described as a Hispanic man about six feet tall and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, pulled up his pants and ran away before deputies arrived.

Sheriff's officials searched the area, and found a person hiding in the bushes. He was told to stop, but fled, running through the apartment complex jumping fences.

The suspect fled over U.S. Highway 1, and eventually deputies caught up with him hiding in a yard on the west side of the highway.

He was arrested and one of the victims identified him as the man who had been outside of their window.

Sheriff's officials identified the man as a transient man living in Half Moon Bay named Gilberto Flores, 34. He was booked into Maguire Correctional Facility.

Sheriff's officials said Flores is a registered sex offender who was convicted in 2010 for a similar offense, when he was caught masturbating while watching women working out at a local gym.

Anyone with additional information about the case has been asked to contact the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office at (650) 573-2844.

--Bay City News

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Erin Macias May 11, 2012 at 09:36 PM
And people wonder why kids don't spend more time outside playing like we did in the 70's!
Camden Swita May 11, 2012 at 10:01 PM
Well, I pin that on the popularity of videogames and the overexposure of children to television and the web, but I hear your point.
Valerie Parkhurst May 12, 2012 at 12:05 PM
You really have to wonder about a freak who has already been "run thru the system" for failing to control his compulsions and goes right back out there to offend again. The "system" treats "exposure" cases as a joke ..but these guys go on to escalate their behavor when the "exposure" isnt enough for them anymore. The "impulses" and lack of self control is textbook for these types of offenders, all the restrictions, the sex offender status, the embarrassment to themselves and their families, the cost and repercussions of that status does "nothing" do dissuade these guys. In my book they are "super freaks" who belong in a cage.

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