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Alleged Target store masturbator surrenders
by Cheryl McDermott

CLACKAMAS, Ore. -- The man caught on surveillance video allegedly masturbating then wiping sperm on a nearby woman shopping with her three-year-old daughter at a Clackamas Target store on March 8 turned himself in Tuesday at the county jail after seeing himself broadcast on local news stations.

According to Clackamas County Sheriff’s Detective Jim Strovink, Gladstone resident Ricardo Jose Faulk, 25, has no established criminal history. He was arrested, booked, then released for harassment, a misdemeanor. He is scheduled to appear in circuit court in Oregon City on April 9.

The widespread media coverage led to numerous calls into the Tip Line, Strovink said, and one particular tip led to the identification of Faulk as a suspect. Deputies were actively looking for Faulk when they learned from jail personnel that he was standing in the lobby attempting to surrender.

Detectives believe the so-called "Target Masturbator" may be Ricardo Jose Faulk, who surrendered to authorities Tuesday - CCSO photo