Police arrested a wanted Santa Ana parolee who allegedly jerked off while watching a pilates class in Santa Monica.
John Cole was originally popped for suspected indecent exposure, but police in Santa Monica later discovered the 54-year-old was also wanted in Orange County for allegedly failing to register as a sex offender.
Cole had recently been released from prison but allegedly violated parole by removing a monitoring device around his ankle and fleeing OC.
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At last word, he was being held in an LA County cell in lieu of $1 million bail.
According to the Santa Monica cop log, a call came in around 9 a.m. Sunday, May 8, that a man was exposing himself to women working out in a pilates studio in the 1200 block of Second Street. The victims complained he walked into a courtyard, peered through a window into the studio, squatted down, shoved his hands down his pants and left them there for several minutes.
He then left for a bit, returned, whipped out his penis for the women inside the studio to see and masturbated in front of them.
Hey, gals, how about we call 9-1-1? They did, and when officers arrived, the jerk-off was pointed out, quickly detained without incident and later identified as Cole.