SAN ANTONIO – Officials have arrested a man who was seen walking around naked in a North Side neighborhood.
Gilbert Ramos Jr., 34, has been charged with indecent exposure, according to the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office. Ramos, who lives in the neighborhood, was arrested around 2 a.m. Friday, BCSO said.
According to an arrest affidavit, a Timberwood Park resident’s video surveillance captured a naked man, suspected to be Ramos, walking in a front yard around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday.
The resident told KSAT 12 that the video startled his neighbors.
“There were a lot of people nervous about this guy walking around,” he said. “People with kids, older people, and the reaction this morning when he got caught, I mean my phone blew up and everybody was excited that he got caught.”
Another resident, Amado Cantu, said, “It is a bit comforting that they are that they did catch the individual but you never want to let your guard down.”
BCSO posted a photo of the man on Facebook Thursday and asked anyone with information to come forward.
Deputies on patrol Thursday night recognized Ramos from previous interactions and identified him as the suspect, the affidavit states.
They interviewed a neighbor who also identified Ramos, the affidavit states. The neighbor told deputies he had given Ramos rides to several places and has known him for two weeks.
Investigators wrote on Facebook: “It’s suspected that this is not the first time this man has been seen walking around the neighborhood nude."
Online jail records show Ramos has past criminal charges in Bexar County dating back to 2005. Past charges include criminal mischief, assault, theft and indecent exposure, according to online jail records.
In the 2014 indecent exposure case, Ramos was sentenced to jail and ordered 145 days of community service, according to online jail records.
Ramos’ bond amount for his most recent charge has been set at $2,000. A charge of indecent exposure is a class B misdemeanor.