Sex Offender Caught at Trick-or-Treat Event

Danny Shaw, 29, was passing out candy and annoying children

An unregistered sex offender was caught at a large trick-or-treat event in Ramona, according to sheriff’s officials.

Officials said an off-duty sergeant noticed a man acting strangely at the Ramona Chamber of Commerce Main Street Trick-or-Treat. The man was in costume with white face paint and red stripes, resembling blood.

According to the sheriff’s department, the man was passing out candy and annoying children. A witness saw the man sneak candy into a child’s bag, even after the parents had told him “no.”

The man was identified as 29-year-old Danny Shaw of Yucca Valley, an unregistered sex offender from Oregon.

According to officials, Shaw admitted he moved to California in February, but didn’t register as a sex offender as he was required to do.

Shaw was arrested and booked for felony sex offender registration violation and being a convicted sex offender annoying or molesting a minor.

An estimated 750 to 1,000 kids were at the trick-or-treat event.

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