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LASD - Transit Services Bureau
Tuesday October 18th, 2016 :: 05:23 p.m. PDT
Advisory

Indecent Exposure suspect wanted from a Metro Gold Line incident on 9/25 arrested by #LASD Transit Deputies.

Kerry Smith, a 24 year old, male, from Los Angeles, was arrested by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Transit Policing Division Deputies on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, less than four days after Smith was captured on cell phone video by the victim.  Smith was seen on the viral video exposing himself and performing a lewd act, while riding a Metro Gold Line train on Sunday, September 25, 2016.

The victim, a female, adult, was riding the train to downtown L.A. when she saw Smith performing the lewd act on himself, in plain view, while on the train.  The victim captured his behavior on her cell phone and posted it to her Facebook account.  The video drew a great deal of media attention and was shown on several networks.  An astute Metro patron notified the Metro Sheriff’s Hotline that they believed they saw the person from the video riding a Metro Blue Line train.

Deputies arrived and made contact with Suspect Smith.  Smith, who is currently on active parole, was in possession of a Taser.  A violation of his parole.  Later Smith admitted to being the person in the video being shown in the media.  He was booked at the Sheriff’s Century Regional Detention Center, for Felon in Possession of a Stun Gun – 22610(A) PC, and Indecent Exposure – 314.1 PC.  Mr. Smith is being held in lieu of $100,000. Bail and is awaiting arraignment.

If you believe you’ve been a victim of this person’s harassment or have information about this case, please call the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Transit Policing Division Detectives at (888) 950-SAFE (7233).  The investigation into this case is ongoing.

 

Please remember, “IT’S NOT O.K.!”  Harassment of any kind, including, but not limited to, sexual advances, unwanted touching, or just anything that makes you feel uncomfortable, is not tolerated on Metro or Metrolink.  If you are the victim, see someone being harassed, or you SEE SOMETHING that you believe is suspicious or doesn’t look right to you, SAY SOMETHING by calling: (888) 950-SAFE (7233), or your local police department. You can also use the Transit Watch LA App, to report crime or advise of something or someone suspicious on the transit system. The App can be downloaded at the Apple App Store, or on Google Play for Android Devices. http://transitwatchla.org/ (remember though, calling is always best!!)

If you want to report crime or a law enforcement issue while riding Metro or Metrolink, please call the LASD Transit Policing Division at (888) 950-SAFE (7233), or if you wish to remain anonymous, you can call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 MOBILE APP” on Google play or the App Store, or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org

For information regarding how to ride Metro including fares, schedules, station information and locations, you can call (323) GO METRO (466-3876), or go to http://www.metro.net/  For Metrolink train information, please call (800) 371-LINK (5465), or go to the Metrolink website http://www.metrolinktrains.com/

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Written by / Media Inquiries:
Ramon Montenegro, L.E.T.
Transit Policing Division – Public Information Officer
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
(213) 922-3649

24 Hr.: (888) 950-SAFE (7233)

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Address/Location
LASD - Transit Policing Division, Los Angeles County Sheriff

One Gateway Plaza, Mail Stop: 99-PL-15
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1

 

Non-Emergency: (888) 950-SAFE (7233)

Jim McDonnell, Sheriff
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

Address/Location
LASD - Transit Services Bureau
1 Gateway Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 323-563-5000

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