A Los Angeles man has been banned for three years from the Glendale Galleria after he allegedly masturbated behind an unsuspecting female customer inside Macy’s, police said.
Noe Duarte, 45, was arrested Friday on suspicion of indecent exposure and vandalism after Macy’s loss-prevention workers saw him touching himself, according to Glendale police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot.
Police could arrest Duarte, who’s on probation for prowling and unlawfully peeping, for trespassing if he is seen on the mall’s premises during the ban, she added.
Macy’s workers spotted Duarte about 1:30 p.m. inside the store after he appeared to be intentionally bumping his groin against the buttocks of several female shoppers, Lightfoot said.
“This was done very casually and the women did not appear to notice that the contact was intentional,” she said.
Soon after, workers notified police about Duarte.
Still, Duarte continued walking around the store, when he allegedly stopped and stood behind a female shopper who was browsing through racks of clothing.