FREMONT, California — Cops finally caught up to a serial nude masturbator terrorizing a California community for more than a year as he ran naked from an apartment building.
Fremont Police detectives say Joseph Ironteeth Agnelle, a 31-year-old homeless man, admitted to at least 25 incidents over the past year in which he would accost woman while naked and masturbate in front of them.
Cops received a flood of tips about Agnelle in recent weeks after going public with the investigation and releasing images of the naked man darting across a field sporting a distinctive tattoo on his arm of a feather dangling from a ring.
Eventually, detectives were able to identify Agnelle, who works as a car mechanic, as their suspect. They then obtained an arrest warrant for him and waited outside two homes to which he had connections.
While staking out one of the addresses in Fremont, cops spotted what they believed was Agnelle’s car, and then saw him running naked out of the building.
Agnelle then ran into some bushes and refused to come out, so police used a Taser to subdue him.
He was charged with indecent exposure, burglary and resisting arrest. He has been held on $102,000 bond. More charges are expected.