NUDE PROWLER IN SHOWER WAS FORMER SEX OFFENDER

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By Miriam Raftery

August 11, 2017 (Valley Center) – When an elderly woman came home and water running, she went in the bathroom and was astonished when a stranger stepped out of the shower – facing her stark naked.

She ran and yelled for her husband, who was working in his shop outside their home.  The discovered the intruder had fled and taken the woman’s watch.  She went outside, spotted him walking north on Valley Center Road, and followed him until law enforcement arrived, said Sargeant John Silva with the Sheriff’s Department.

Deputies arrested Jerald Wayne Harris, 37, walking nearby, dressed.  The victim’s stolen watch was in his pocket.  He was positively identified by the homeowner.

A records check revealed Harris is on parole from state prison for burglary and was formerly a sexual assault registrant.

Anyone with information on similar cases in the Valley Center area is encouraged to contact Detective Barrios at 760-750-4423.