A man who appeared “highly intoxicated” was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of masturbating while looking over the wall of a child care center at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, police said.
A man reportedly was standing in bushes while watching children at the day care facility in the 2700 block of Fairview Road, according to the Costa Mesa Police Department.
OCC campus safety personnel responded and “saw the man in the act,” said Costa Mesa police Lt. Victor Bakkila.
When campus officers tried to arrest the man, he became combative, police said. Costa Mesa officers responded at about 9:15 a.m. after pepper spray failed to subdue him, Bakkila said.
Sungyoun Jung, 23, of San Bernardino was arrested and booked into Orange County Jail on suspicion of indecent exposure, annoying or molesting victims under 18, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia (a “meth pipe”) and an out-of-area felony warrant, Bakkila said.
Jung’s bail was set at $52,500 and he is scheduled to appear in court Friday, jail records show.
OCC’s Early Childhood Lab School and Children’s Center were briefly placed on lockdown until Jung was taken into custody, police said.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Costa Mesa police Det. Rob Dimel at (714) 754-5363.
This article was originally published at 11:05 a.m. and was later updated with additional information.