CHULA VISTA, Calif. - A South Bay mother has a warning for parents and students after her daughter's disturbing encounter near Chula Vista High School.
A very ordinary morning turned frightening in a hurry for Mary's 15-year-old daughter around 7 a.m. last Friday, just blocks from the campus on 820 4th Ave.
Mary said her daughter was on 5th Ave. when she began crossing the street. According to Mary, a man walked past her, got ahead of her and then turned around. The man was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black sweats and a black bandana covering most of his face.
Mary said that's when the tall, light-skinned man said, "Hey," and then exposed himself for several long seconds before taking off.
The girl ran to school, where staff called police.
"She was scared, felt really uncomfortable and didn't really want to talk about it. There was a lot of anxiety," said Mary.
The incident comes on the heels of some bizarre encounters for teens in Chula Vista this summer.
One teen was accosted by a stranger on a trail. In another case, a teen said a man stepped on the gas then nearly drove into her, before getting out of the car and chasing her.
Back at Chula Vista High, there is growing anxiety for students 10News spoke to and parents like Mary, who wonder what the man might do next time.
"I'm scared that he's still out there and seeing how far he can go," said Mary.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Chula Vista police.