Scurlock was picked up from a West Hollywood hotel by an Uber driver and was being driven through Santa Monica when the driver heard noises coming the backseat, White said. The woman stopped the car and opened the passenger car door and discovered Scurlock with his penis exposed and masturbating, White said.
The driver then went to a gas station to call police, and Scurlock fled the scene, White said. After police arrived, the driver gave them a description of Scurlock and told them she had picked him from a hotel, Nola.com reported.
"They went back to the hotel and were able to get a name," White said. "Based on the name, they got a picture and put it in a photo lineup, and the driver identified him."
The incident in California came three months before Scurlock's arrest in New Orleans. He approached a policeman near a Confederate monument removal protest and was charged with obstructing a public passage. The charge was later changed to assault, but a judge dismissed the case for lack of evidence, Nola.com reported.