Police release sketch of man who followed 12-year-old Tierrasanta girl

Posted at 4:26 PM, Jun 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-02 11:11:29-04

TIERRASANTA, Calif. (KGTV) - Police released a composite sketch of a man they said followed a 12-year-old girl Wednesday after the girl told him to stop.

San Diego Police said the girl was walking in the 4000 block of Santo Road at about 5:45 p.m. when she noticed she was being followed. The girl said she crossed the road multiple times and he continued to follow.

The girl confronted the man and told him to leave her alone. He reportedly told her he wanted to talk to her and continued to follow her after she walked away.

The girl confronted the man again, he approached her and she struck him and fled the area. When the man didn't follow, the girl ran home and reported the incident to her mother. The girl was unharmed and the man did not touch her, SDPD said.

The man was described as dark-skinned, possibly Hispanic or Filipino, in his late 20s and standing about 6-feet tall with medium build. He was wearing a gray zip-up hoodie, white t-shirt, and blue jeans, with gray Nike athletic shoes and cheetah-framed sunglasses on the top of his head.

Police said he mumbled when he spoke and may have a green tattoo on the back of his neck.

This is the only incident of its type reported in the area, police said, but they cautioned residents to be vigilant of the described suspect.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call SDPD's Eastern Division at 858-495-7900 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.