Alleged Flasher Arrested After School Bus Incident

Deputies arrested a man on suspicion of indecent exposure Thursday after a school bus driver in Moorpark reported that he had exposed himself.

A bus driver for Moorpark Unified School District was waiting for a student when Richard Patrick Ford apparently approached her bus at about 9:14 a.m. near the 14000 block of Crystal Ranch Road, a Ventura County Sheriff's Office spokesman said.

He allegedly started up a conversation with her and then directed her attention to his groin area, the spokesman said. His zipper was down and he had exposed his private parts.

He continued to talk and expose himself to her without trying to cover himself, the spokesman said.

Ford has been booked on one felony count of indecent exposure.

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