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Alleged Flasher Who Hoarded Weapons, Ammo Committed For Mental Evaluation

John Robert Steiner, 58, was taken for psychological evaluation after Glendora police found a cache of guns and ammunition at his home, a lieutenant said.

Alleged Flasher Who Hoarded Weapons, Ammo Committed For Mental Evaluation

An Azusa man accused of exposing himself to children at a local Wal-Mart was committed Friday by officers who found he was a guns and ammo hoarder, Glendora police said.

John Robert Steiner, 58, was picked up at his home, 18835 E. Mauna Loa Ave, early Friday morning after police secured an arrest warrant for him, said Glendora police Lt. Tim Staab.

Officers confiscated "well over" 100 pistols, rifles and shotguns, with ammunition, Staab told Patch.

Detectives were initially looking for him because he was allegedly caught on surveillance tape walking up to people and exposing himself at a local Wal-Mart, Staab said.

"He would be standing pretending like he was shopping, and when someone came up he would reach into his pants and expose his genitalia, walk a few steps and stuff it back in," Staab said.

The first incident occurred July 4 and police suspect he may have done it again on Tuesday.

Though Steiner has no record of previous arrests, a detective recognized the suspect's copper-colored Ford pickup and camper shell the surveillance tapes picked up in the parking lot, according to Steiner.

"Even though he was committed, the case will stil be submitted to the DA’s office," said Staab.

Detectives were still reviewing surveillance tapes to determine whether to add that incident to the list of charges they will submit to the county District Attorney.

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