Repeat offender arrested for smearing semen on woman’s car in Santa Rosa

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner


SANTA ROSA, Calif. – Authorities in Santa Rosa arrested a man accused of smearing semen on a woman’s car and recording her reaction.

The Santa Rosa Police Department said officers were called to the Coddingtown Center on Monday morning after a woman reported suspicious behavior.

The woman told police she returned to her vehicle and noticed that her driver’s side door handle was coated in what she believed to be bodily fluid. 

When she looked around, she saw a man nearby recording her reaction on his phone before fleeing the area in a black Prius.

The officers later spotted the suspect’s vehicle and contacted the driver, identified as 42-year-old Michael Simmons of Santa Rosa.

Simons is already on probation for a 2023 conviction for committing a lewd act in public.

Officers searched Simmons’ vehicle and found a used condom.

Authorities said it appears that Simmons smeared ejaculate on the woman’s vehicle and waited to record her reaction.

He was booked into Sonoma County Jail on suspicion of vehicle tampering, battery, and violation of probation.

In 2020, Simmons was sentenced for multiple incidents of indecent exposure that he committed while on parole. He was on parole for an unrelated felony conviction in 2013.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.