Man Followed Girls Home From School: Police

Since mid-May, four girls, ages 10 and 11 years old, have been approached by a man in red car

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    San Diego police are searching for a suspect who has followed four girls home as they walked from Emerson Elementary School in Mountain View.

    Since mid-May, four girls, ages 10 and 11 years old, have been approached by a man in red car who has offered them money to get in the vehicle with him. In each case, the suspect followed the girls in his car and then drove up next to them and offered them a ride. The girls all declined and the suspect offered money to get in his car. 

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    When the girls again declined, he yelled at them to get in the car.  The girls ran away and were unharmed, but in one instance the suspect followed the girl to her yard.

    The suspect is described as a man in his 50’s with short, graying hair and a white beard with a darker mustache.

    The suspect was driving a shiny red car, possibly a Mercedes four-door, with tinted rear windows and damage to the right front area of the car. 

    Anyone with information concerning these attempted abductions is asked to contact the San Diego Police Department at 619-527-3500 or San Diego County Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

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