A fence is all that separates a Glendale woman from a neighbor who has been arrested twice this month for allegedly masturbating in front of her.
The man, 57-year-old Steven Sargent, got into hot water again when police say he posted a lawn sign promising to sell his home in the 1200 block of East Palmer Avenue and move to Nevada if she dropped an indecent exposure charge against him.
Sargent pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that he attempted to dissuade a witness in a criminal investigation.
He was arrested Thursday after displaying the lawn sign, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.
It was the latest in a series of alleged incidents involving indecent exposure.
On Sept. 4, the woman, whom police have not identified, was changing out drapes at about 4:45 p.m. in her living room for ones that provided more privacy when she saw Sargent with his pants down and masturbating in his backyard as he stared blankly at her, according to police reports.