PD: Mesa man caught exposing himself in woman's residential bathroom, says it's not the first time

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Posted at 1:38 PM, Apr 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-04 17:49:00-04

MESA, AZ — A Mesa woman exited her shower to find a man exposing himself in her private bathroom, according to court documents.

Mesa police report that on March 29, they responded to reports of a prowler near a home in the area of Center Street and McKellips Road.

Police located and arrested 19-year-old Eric James Begay in the backyard of the home.

The victim reportedly told police that she recognized Begay as the man who broke into her home in early February.

On that night, Begay allegedly entered the woman's home while she was showering. When she heard a noise in the bathroom, she pulled back the shower curtain to find Begay exposing and touching himself.

The woman pushed Begay out of the bathroom, locked the door and called the police. However, Begay fled before they arrived.

Upon his arrest, Begay admitted to the February break-in and allegedly admitted to two other times where he entered the home touching himself near the bedroom closets. No one was home at these times, according to police.

Begay has been charged with burglary.