A Fallbrook man accused of exposing himself in public to a high school student was arrested Wednesday for indecent exposure, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department confirmed.
Patrick Christopher Harvey, 26, was arrested at his North County home around 12:30 p.m. in connection with an incident that happened back on Feb. 27 at South Mission and Winterhaven Roads in Fallbrook.
According to investigators, a 16-year-old high school student was at the bus stop when she noticed a white Mercedes-Benz make a U-turn and park in a red zone across the street.
As the teenage girl walked on Winterhaven Road toward Ivy High School, a man in the car started to slowly drive next to her, eventually stopping the vehicle right next to her.
Investigators say when the girl looked over at the man, his pants were allegedly off. The teen told investigators she saw the man’s exposed genitals, and said the suspect was allegedly “playing with himself” while looking at her.
The victim immediately called police, and the suspect -- now identified by deputies as Harvey -- fled the scene.
Harvey was booked into the Vista Detention Facility on indecent exposure charges. He is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday.