By Mary O’KEEFE
A 30-year-old Los Angeles man has been arrested by Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s deputies for indecent exposure and child annoyance after a 13-year-old girl reported he had exposed himself to her.
The young girl reported that she was walking her dog eastbound on Forest Green Lane in La Cañada Flintridge. She allegedly saw Rodriguez walk from behind a parked green pick-up that had gardening equipment in the bed of the truck.
He began to walk toward her, according to the sheriff’s report. She turned away from him but then turned back when he began making noises like yelling. She turned back and he was exposing himself to her. He motioned for her to walk toward him but she was frightened and ran home.
Deputies found Rodriguez in the area. He was arrested and taken to the station. Through an interpreter he said he was working in the backyard at the location and denied seeing the little girl.
A home near the reported incident had surveillance video capabilities. According to deputies, the video allegedly showed Rodriguez as the man that approached the young girl.
“He is still in custody with a no bail, immigration hold on him,” said Sgt. Ray Harley.