Man Wanted for Child Abuse Arrested

Tony Lee Burleson has a history of impersonating officers and was arrested in Tierrasanta


A wanted man who officials considered armed and dangerous was arrested in Tierrasanta on Tuesday afternoon, according to the sheriff's department.

Sheriff’s deputies arrested Tony Lee Burleson around 4:45 p.m. at 6090 Santo Rd. -- right outside a daycare center. The 43-year-old was wanted for lewd and lascivious acts with a child.

Officials said he was driving a bright yellow Hummer SUV.

Burleson has brain cancer and has a history of impersonating a law enforcement official, according to the sheriff’s department.

Officials also said he also may have been experimenting with drugs and has numerous registered weapons.

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