SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- San Diego police are asking the public to be on the lookout for a door-to-door solicitor who has prompted a string of complaints about threatening outbursts and who was seen on video taking swings at a woman in Pacific Beach.
Corey Lamont Terry, 45, is wanted on felony charges of making criminal threats and attempted burglary, according to the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office. A warrant for his arrest was issued earlier this month, according to the Sheriff’s Department website.
Police have been investigating Terry since at least early November, after “several” people complained about Terry’s aggressive language while soliciting money door-to-door, according to SDPD Lt. Shawn Takeuchi.
Takeuchi urged the public to call their local police agency if they spot Terry, who is about 6 feet tall and weighs roughly 220 pounds. He said residents should not approach him based on his past behavior.
Terry has canvassed neighborhoods in Pacific Beach and Ocean Beach in recent weeks, claiming he is raising money for charity. But several people told 10News he becomes aggressive when his requests for funds are denied.
In one case, Sarah Jarzabek said Terry threatened to kill her after she declined his requests for money.
"He chases me across the street, screaming that he's going to kill me," Jarzabek told 10News last month.
She recorded video of a man police identified as Terry lunging and swinging at her Nov. 2.
"Scared to death, honestly," she said.
10News obtained video of San Diego police detaining Terry Nov. 3. He was questioned and let go at the time. The warrant for his arrest was issued Dec. 6.
“It’s a little bit concerning he’s still out there,” said John Christenson, an Ocean Beach resident who said he encountered the then-unidentified solicitor at his home Oct. 16.
“Basically said that he did want to knock me out, was getting in my face, calling me all kinds of names,” Christenson recounted. “Finally he did leave but not before spitting in my face.”
Mark Brown, who lives about a half mile away, said he also encountered the confrontational solicitor.
“He took a couple steps towards me, but he didn’t swing on me. Just cussing me out,” Brown said.
Brown said the man told him something chilling. “‘Hope you die tonight.’ That was his quote.”