By the Daily Post staff
Mountain View police arrested a man yesterday (Aug. 28) after he allegedly attempted to touch a woman showering at 24 Hour Fitness, and detectives are concerned there may be more victims.
Around 3:15 a.m., officers responded to reports of an attempted sexual assault in the women’s locker room at the gym, located on the 500 block of Showers Drive near Walmart. When officers arrived, they spoke with a woman who stated she was in the shower when a man walked into the locker room and tried to open the door to the shower she was using.
The woman then told officers that as she spoke to the man to try and stop him from coming in, he changed the pitch of his voice in an attempt to sound more feminine. The man then was able to open the shower door, and the woman told police he reached in to try and touch her. The woman said she screamed and hit the man.
The victim then stated the man walked out of the locker room. As he was leaving, employees confronted him and then called police. The man left the gym before police arrived, but one of the officers responding to the call spotted a person matching the man’s description a short distance away in the parking lot near Walmart.
That man was detained, and subsequently identified as Damon Quincy Jones, 41, a transient.
Incident at the other 24 Hour Fitness
Police said they soon learned that Jones had also been engaged in lewd acts in the women’s locker room at the 24 Hour Fitness Super Sport, located just around the corner on the 2000 block of California St. Police said they weren’t called about that incident and were only told of it after Jones was detained.
Jones was arrested for assault with the intent to commit a sex crime, burglary, and lewd conduct in public.
Based on these two incidents, police said they believe there may be additional victims that Jones may have targeted. Jones is known to frequent Menlo Park, Mountain View and Fremont, police said. He also is known to frequent the states of Washington and Illinois.
Anyone who may be a victim of Jones, or knows someone who may be a victim of Jones, is encouraged to reach out to police Detective Robert Medina at firstname.lastname@example.org.