CAMARILLO (CBSLA.com) — The Camarillo Police Department announced Wednesday that it arrested and booked a man believed to be a serial flasher who exposed himself to female employees at the Camarillo Outlets numerous times.
Authorities said Michael Greenwald, 60, of Encino was arrested Tuesday.
He was charged with a felony count of indecent exposure. Officials said Greenwald turned himself in knowing that police were looking to question and or arrest him.
It’s a story that is Only On CBS2. Reported by Rachel Kim, she also found out that Greenwald is a real estate agent who recently worked in a high-end Beverly Hills firm.
On July 8, the Camarillo police received a report of an indecent exposure at the Neiman Marcus store.
Authorities said the man asked female employees for help when he was in a changing room. He also reportedly said his name was Simon.
During their investigation, detectives said, they learned the man exposed himself to at least four women in other stores on the same day but those cases were not reported.
The police put together a flyer and did a report with CBS2 and KCAL9 on July 11 sking for the public’s help to identify the man. At that time, police said, at least four women had already come forward over several months.
After the report, officials said additional victims came forward from Oxnard and Ventura and said they were also flashed by the man.
Police also said following the CBS2 and KCAL9 report they were “flooded” with calls from people who recognized the suspect.
“I want to thank KCAL9 for putting out that broadcast because that’s what really opened up the calls for us and helped us identify the suspect,” said Sgt. John Franchi of the Camarillo Police Department.
Franchi said the most crucial tip also came from a prosecutor in Los Angeles County. The DA said they had prosecuted Greenwald for a similar crime years ago.
Greenwald most recently worked for the John Aaroe Group in Beverly Hills. A manager for the firm told Kim that Greenwald no longer worked with Aaroe.
The case is continuing to be investigated, authorities said.
“It’s gratifying to know that we were able to help put an end to it,” Franchi said.