Redding man arrested for indecent exposure


A man in downtown Redding exposed himself, after threatening a mother and her child, around 11:00 a.m. on Monday.

The victim and her 4 year-old daughter were finishing shopping at People of Progress, when they encountered 33 year-old Matthew Pierce, of Redding, loitering near their car.

Pierce had just caused a disturbance at Napa Auto Parts and then encountered the victims.

He allegedly began yelling at the victims and threatened to sexually assault the child.

Pierce pulled his pants down,exposing himself and began touching himself inappropriately.

Witnesses intervened and Pierce walked away.

He was found in the parking lot of Taco Bell, on Market Street--and positively identified by the victims and witnesses.

Pierce was arrested and booked into the Shasta County Jail.

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