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2 More Naked Men Make SoCal Headlines This Week

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Authorities in Southern California had their hands full this week by way of cases of men in various stages of undress at the wrong place and time.

Adding to a week that included Thursday afternoon's naked man on the 405 Freeway in Long Beach, and the drunk, naked teen boy who passed out in a bed in the house his family moved out of three years ago are two more cases of exposure and public nudity.

In Asuza yesterday police arrested a man who was behaving suspiciously on the Asuza Pacific campus, according to the Star-News. 55-year-old Alfred Dowd was sitting inside a parked white Chevy pickup truck with the windows partially obscured by clothing.

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Dowd, who had a warrant out for his arrest, was naked inside the vehicle. When asked to put on clothes and come out "he started the engine of his car, yelled something out his window, and drove at the officers, causing them to jump out of the way." Dowd led officers on a chase that ended in Irwindale, where he finally exited the truck and was taken into custody.

Additionally, authorities in Temecula revealed yesterday they'd made an arrest last week in the case of a man who exposed himself to a girl in the parking lot of an area shopping center, reports abc7.

The victim's report alleges that 23-year-old Aaron Ian Pratt "stopped his vehicle near her and asked for directions. During the encounter, the girl noticed the driver had exposed his private parts to her view, at which point she backed away from his automobile and he drove off." Police believe Pratt has been involved in similar criminal encounters "targeting women at this and other Temecula shopping centers in the days and weeks preceding the alleged incident."