Merced police are on the lookout after a 14-year-old girl walking from school reported being approached by a man who made sexual advances and threats toward her.
The girl was walking from Merced High School around 5:30 p.m. Thursday and was followed by the suspect to the Merced Mall in his car.
As the victim was walking through the Merced Mall parking lot, he pulled up beside her and yelled that he wanted to have sex with her.
The victim walked toward the mall to get away from the suspect. He drove his car around parked vehicles in the lot, trying to stop her from entering the mall, but the victim was able to flee to Kohl's. Before the victim entered the store, the suspect yelled out to that he knew where she lived -- and yelled out her home address.
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Police arrived at the scene and searched the area, but were unable to find the suspect. He's described as a white male adult, in his early to late 30s, with short red facial hair on his chin, driving a white, four-door, older car.
Reporter Victor A. Patton can be reached at (209) 385-2431 or firstname.lastname@example.org.