William Pitts, 12 News2:37 p.m. MST August 14, 2015
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an alleged flasher in Queen Creek who exposed himself to a real estate agent.
It happened at the sales office at the Ocotillo Heights subdivision near Ocotillo and 223rd Street in Queen Creek. Real estate agent Laura Miner told 12 News she was stepping outside the office for a break when a man rounded the corner from behind a fence. She said he unzipped his pants and performed a solo sex act directed at her.
Miner said she didn’t get a good look at the man because he was wearing sunglasses and a hooded sweatshirt pulled over his head.
An MCSO spokesman said there were no other witnesses because the subdivision is largely vacant. Miner was apparently the only one in the office at the time. She said she quickly ran back inside, locked the doors and called police.
An MCSO spokesman said the incident is similar to another reported nearby, but they don’t believe the two are related.
Miner said she wanted to warn other real estate agents, only to find out there is no system in place to send out a warning. She said the Arizona Department of Real Estate has contact information for every licensed agent and it would be possible to create a database that would alert agents to suspicious people.
A Mesa real estate agent was attacked and groped at an open house in Gilbert in March. Police later arrested Michael Malcolm Workman, 47, in connection with the attack.