A local woman says she has witnessed men touching themselves on the Max train twice in less than a month.
"I don't feel safe because of it, and there's nothing that can replace that for me," the woman who saw it, Lacie Jimenez, said. "I feel like he's taken something away from me."
She was so upset, she called police the second time.
"He kind of shifted toward me, and he had a briefcase covering his groin area," she said. "When he shifted, his briefcase shifted as well, and I was able to see everything was exposed."
Jimenez had taken a seat on the train for her early morning commute to work, only to become the unwilling witness to two different men touching themselves.
She said the first time was about a month ago. The second time was two weeks later.
"I told him to zip up his pants, and he didn't react at all," she said. "It's disgusting to have to think that people would do that in a public area."
With help from surveillance video, police arrested 38-year-old Brent Wilson on Friday for public indecency. They said he's the man Jimenez saw exposing himself the second time.
He bailed out of jail shortly after his arrest.
"I would have never expected this to happen twice, let alone once," Jimenez said.
But because it did, she said she hopes her story can serve as a reminder to other passengers to be ready for anything.
"I would have a plan. I wish I would have pushed the emergency button. I wish I would have called the police sooner. I wish I would have called police the first time," she said. "Just have a plan ready because this happens when you least expect it."
And she had a message for the men who put her through the ordeal: "I would say, 'How would you feel if someone did this to your daughter?'"
Both times Jimenez was riding the Max westbound near Beaverton. She said because of everything that's gone on, she's quit her job because she doesn't feel safe with the commute.
Wilson is expected in court later this month.
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