SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — People living in downtown Sacramento say they don’t feel comfortable in their own home. Some are even moving, all because of a homeless man.
“Pants pulled down to the ankles pleasuring himself like he was at an amusement park,” said Robert Ellis.READ MORE: Man Rescues Kitten Caught In Floodwaters At Sacramento Park
Robert says he looked out his bedroom window to see a homeless man, with his pants down, surrounded by pornographic magazines.
“I did a triple take and that’s when I noticed an obscene act taking place in front of my eyes,” said Robert.
“It was horrifying in broad daylight with pornographic material strewed all around him and not a care in the world,” said Andrea Michon, a concerned parent.
To make matters worse, it happened less than a mile from an elementary and middle school.READ MORE: Report: California Not Enforcing Its Vaccine Mandate On State Workers
“As parents, this is exactly our worst nightmare,” Andrea said.
Robert called the police, and the man was arrested, but since this is a misdemeanor crime, he was released a few hours later.
“That’s very frustrating. Very concerning. But that’s sad because he needs help obviously and I’m sure he didn’t get help in 12 hours,” said a neighbor.
Knowing the man is back in the neighborhood has people feeling helpless and resorting to options they never thought they would.
“It’s gotten me to the point where I think I’m going to have to sell my house now. I don’t want to be here anymore,” Robert said.MORE NEWS: Plenty Of Capacity, Adequate Pumping Facilities Helped Sacramento Avoid Rainfall Catastrophe During Storm
Kids in the neighborhood are being told to play just in the backyard, for now.