Suspected flasher and harasser of kids arrested in Walnut Creek Thursday—the second time in two weeks

A 66-year-old Walnut Creek man who had been arrested in early September for allegedly flashing several children in Pleasant Hill has been arrested again.

Walnut Creek police Sgt. Tom Cashion says Henry Friedlander was arrested Thursday on suspicion of two counts of annoying or molesting a child and four counts of indecent exposure. The crimes occurred in Walnut Creek and Pleasant Hill. Cashion says that police served an arrest and search warrant at Friedlander’s home in the 1400 bock of Ramsay Circle.

The Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office has filed two felony and four misdemeanor charges against Friedlander, who was booked into County Jail in Martinez on $150,000 bail. It was the Mayor of Claycord who reported that Friedlander had been arrested in Pleasant Hill in early September.

6 thoughts on “Suspected flasher and harasser of kids arrested in Walnut Creek Thursday—the second time in two weeks

  1. I thought I had seen this man before. It turns out that he lives up the street from me! This is truly a small world. At least, he is off of the streets now.


  2. Watch what you say. You never know what a person is actually going through, if they're mentally ill, etc. I don't condone his actions but I now feel more mercy and compassions towards such people. I know more of this man's story – he's my father.


  3. Dear Anon 4:32 a.m.
    I don't know if you'll see this, but I wanted to tell you I'm sorry for what you've been dealing with. And I'm sorry if the man involved has a mental illness, which could explain his actions. Maybe not excuse it, as you said, but explain them. Feel free to contact me at if there is more you'd like to share, anonymously of course. Take care.


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