SAN MATEO -- Police have released a surveillance photo of a man they say asked a teenage girl to have sex Tuesday morning while he appeared to be heavily intoxicated.
Officers responded at 8:20 a.m. to North Claremont Street after a 15-year-old girl reported a man in the area had solicited her for sex on the sidewalk, police spokesman David Norris said. The teen told investigators the man approached her from behind and made lewd requests in Spanish and that she was able to flee the area after refusing him.
Police searched the area for the man¿, described as a Latino male in his 40s in a dark heavy jacket and jeans but were unable to find him. Officers went on to contact a nearby store, who had surveillance footage of the man later confirmed by the victim to be the person who approached her.
According to Norris, both the victim and the store owner said the man appeared to be heavily intoxicated. He was described as about 5 feet 4 inches in height with a medium build and had dark hair with a thick mustache.
Anyone with information about the man is asked to contact San Mateo police at 650-522-7700.