Criminal charges were filed against Muncal following a 2017 incident involving a female jogger who was pushing her two-year-old daughter in a stroller in a Carmel Valley neighborhood in San Diego. A male drove up next to her and asked for directions. When the jogger approached the window of the SUV, she saw that the driver, later identified as Muncal, was masturbating. The victim screamed for help and Muncal drove off. The victim photographed Muncal’s car as he fled, posted it on the social media site Nextdoor.com and reported the incident to the police.
he following day, Muncal drove up to another woman walking in the same neighborhood and asked her for directions. She recognized the car from the social media posting and called the
The San Diego City Attorney’s Office filed criminal charges against Muncal. On July 17, 2018, Muncal pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of indecent exposure. On Sept. 24, San Diego Superior Court Judge Cindy D. Davis sentenced Muncal to three years of formal, supervised probation, a waiver of his Fourth Amendment rights against warrantless searches and seizure, and court fines and fees. Additionally, he was ordered to stay away from the locations of his offenses for three years. The court also required Muncal to attend sex offender counseling and to register as a sex offender. Should he violate the terms of his probation, he could face custody of up to six months in jail.
“Our office vigorously prosecutes criminals who prey on our community, particularly children,” stated City Attorney Mara W. Elliott. “Sex crimes terrorize our neighborhoods. Registration as a sex offender gives warning to the community that this person is a sexual predator who could reoffend.”
Chief Deputy City Attorney Angela Law prosecuted Muncal for the City Attorney’s Domestic Violence and Sex Crimes Unit.