A ten your old girl is being credited with helping to arrest a man Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies say was committing a lewd act.
The girl was walking to school just before eight this morning when she saw a man in a parked car near Berkley Road, and Cambridge Drive in Goleta taking part in a lewd activity. She fled, but not before memorizing the car’s license plate. The girl notified a nearby school crossing guard, who called sheriff’s deputies.
Officers tracked down Jose Figueroa at a home in Goleta, and arrested him for charges of indecent exposure, committing a lewd act and annoying a minor.
Detectives say they are trying to determine if the 45 year old man is a suspect in three other similar cases near Goleta schools.