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Chula Vista police look for man who chased girl

Posted: 4:23 PM, Apr 08, 2016
Updated: 2016-04-09 01:24:54Z

CHULA VISTA, Calif. - Chula Vista police are looking for a man who may have chased a teenage girl as she walked home from school Monday.

Rachael Bisco relayed her daughter's story to 10News Friday. Bisco said her daughter told her that the older white man -- about 5 feet 7 inches tall with white hair and messy clothes -- was in an older, dark four-door pickup truck.

"She saw him staring at her and it was an uncomfortable kind of stare," Bisco said. "She noticed that he got out of his car and he started walking parallel with her, across the street from her."

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The 16-year-old told police the man followed her down a street near Mackenzie Creek Road and Rocking Horse Drive, and eventually got within 10 feet of her.

"She started to pick up the speed and so did he," said her mother.

That's when daughter took mother's advice.

"Just run; run … and that's what she did. She ran," said Bisco.

Bisco told 10News she gave her daughter advice a few weeks ago in a discussion about abductions.

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The teenager ran into her home, locked the door and hid upstairs while she called her parents.

"I work far from her and I can't do anything. I felt helpless," said Bisco.

The man disappeared.

Chula Vista police took a report and said the most the man could be charged with is a misdemeanor charge of annoying a minor.

However, Bisco said she's happy it wasn't much worse.