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Sacramento police seek to identify man accused of lewd behavior in Pocket area

Sacramento police seek to identify a man who allegedly made lewd comments and gestures to a woman jogger in the Pocket area earlier this month.

The incident occurred about 7:15 a.m. Jan. 5. The woman reported she was jogging northbound on Pocket Road at Little River Way when she noticed a man walking in her direction. As the two passed each other, they exchanged a “Good morning” and continued in opposite directions.

A short time later, the woman saw the same man at Pocket Road, between Rivergate Way and Zephyr Ranch Drive, walking toward her again. As she passed him, he allegedly made an unwanted comment to her, then lowered his hand toward his crotch and said, “Can I unzip my pants?”

The woman continued running but when she looked back, the man took a step in her direction as if he were going to run after her, but did not, according to a Police Department news release. The woman told police the man continued south on Pocket Road.

Police on Tuesday released a composite sketch (pictured) of the suspect, who was described as Indian, in his late 20s to early 30s, 5 feet 10 inches, to 5 feet 11 inches tall, with a skinny build, and wearing a gray hooded-sweatshirt over a flannel pajama top and gray sweatpants.

Anyone with information pertaining to the incident is asked to call the Police Department’s dispatch center at (916) 264-5471 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-4357, or text a tip to 274637. Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.