Police arrested a man after receiving complaints that he was masturbating on the roof of a house in full view of Interstate 5 in Santa Ana. Police received so many calls about the suspect shortly before noon Wednesday that a helicopter was sent to fly over the home in the 2000 block of North Bush St.
Sure enough, a suspect was up there. Charles Edward Meaux, Jr., 36, was was booked on suspicion of burglary, indecent exposure, obstructing and resisting officers and disorderly conduct, according to Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna.
Police said that when Meaux spotted the helicopter he allegedly climbed own and went into the residence, which wasn't his own, through a window. The home's startled occupants fled, and officers found the suspect hiding in a closet.
He resisted their orders, police said, and they had to use a Taser to get him into custody.