Man in Fake Police Car Arrested for Exposure Outside Elementary School
Fort Worth police arrested a man Wednesday afternoon for disorderly conduct after he reportedly exposed himself outside of an elementary school.
The man, identified as Jeromino Castaneda, 44, of Fort Worth, was exposing himself inside of a car when police arrived, according to Officer Sharron Neal.
The man was in a car made up to look like a police vehicle parked across the street from Hubbard Heights Elementary, in the 1300 block of W. Spurgeon Street.
The vehicle was a black Ford Crown Victoria, equipped with emergency lights, a brush guard and a camera attached to the rear view mirror. The camera was connected to a recording device in the trunk of the car, but the camera was not recording anything at the time of the man's arrest, police said.
A representative from Hubbard Heights told NBC 5 that a school official called 911 shortly after students dismissed Wednesday, noting that the man was behaving suspiciously and that he had been seen in the area of the school in recent days as well.
Castaneda did not have any form of identification on him, according to Officer Neal, at the time of his arrest. Investigators were still working late Wednesday to properly identify him, police said.