Manuel Banuelos-Alcala, a 47-year-old had to be arrested in a Safeway parking lot after police received reports that the man had thrown semen at a customer earlier that week. Alcala was charged with third-degree sex abuse.
After receiving one report of “semen-throwing”, Portland police publicized the matter and involved the public. Since then, another woman has come forward and admitted to being victimized by the man as well.
Luckily for police, they happened to be in the right place at the right time. Several officers were inside doing some background work at the Safeway when a man matching the suspects description showed up in the parking lot.
Police were able to arrest him without incident.
Oregon Live reports:
Manuel Banuelos-Alcala, a 47-year-old Beaverton man, was arrested in the parking lot of a Safeway store on Southwest Barbur Boulevard on suspicion of third-degree sex abuse, Portland police said in a news release. Detectives learned after his arrest that he “likely” threw semen on another woman Thursday inside the Safeway, police said.
A police spokesman previously said a man, since identified as Banuelos-Alcala, is suspected of such activity at Lamb’s Garden Home Marketplace, a Kmart in Beaverton, and Milwaukie and Barbur Boulevard Safeway stores.
Portland police publicized the semen-throwing cases last Friday, and a woman contacted detectives to say she was also a victim of such activity the previous Wednesday at the Barbur Boulevard Safeway, according to police.
Detectives were doing follow-up work at the store, 8145 S.W. Barbur Blvd., Thursday afternoon when they saw someone matching the suspect’s description in a parked car, police said. They approached and arrested him without incident.
Police said Banuelos-Alcala could face more charges. Detectives think he may also have thrown semen at other people who didn’t realize it, police said.