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South Pasadena Police Report Case of “Child Annoyance”

Published on Friday, October 5, 2012 | 3:40 pm

On Friday, October 5th, at about 8:30 am, a 16 year-old female high school student was walking to a friend’s residence in the area of the South Pasadena Library when she was approached by a male Hispanic adult who complemented her on her clothing (the student was dressed alternatively for a special event at school) and asked why she was dressed up.

The student told the subject it was Color Day at her school as she continued walking northbound on Diamond Av. from Oxley St and called her friend on her cell phone.

When she reached the area of Diamond Av. and Mission St., the student looked over her shoulder and saw the subject was walking approximately fifteen feet behind her. The student told her friend in a loud voice so it could be overheard by the subject that he was following her. The subject then turned around and walked southbound on Diamond Av. towards El Centro St. and out of sight. The student continued walking to her final destination without any further contact with the subject.

About one hour after the time of occurrence, the student notified the police. South Pasadena police officers searched the area but were unsuccessful in locating the subject. The subject is described as a male Hispanic, 30-35 years old, 5’11”, average build, with brown hair that was buzz cut and wearing a black colored shirt and blue jeans. Anyone with information regarding this subject or incident is encouraged to call the South Pasadena Police Department at 626-403-7270.

For Child Safety Tips, please see the SPPD’s previous Nixle message which can be found at :

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