Paso Robles police are working to identify the man who reportedly exposed himself to a young girl outside Daniel Lewis Middle School in Paso Robles on Tuesday afternoon.
They’ve also increased their presence around the school when students are out and about.
“We have put extra patrols in place,” said Commander Caleb Davis of the Paso Robles Police Department.
This comes after the suspicious incident just days ago.
“Unfortunately, on Tuesday, we had a student who had an encounter with a person driving by,” said Jennifer Gaviola, Paso Robles Joint Unified School District Deputy Superintendent.
That person reportedly stopped his car and asked the girl directly in front of Daniel Lewis Middle School for directions.
But when she began to answer…
“He exposed himself to her,” Commander Davis explained.
“This was after school,” Gaviola continued. “They immediately brought the student in. She was able to talk to our counselors. We called Paso Robles Police Department.”
The man took off in a small two-door blue sedan.
He’s described as white, in his 30s, with slicked-back brown hair and a stubbly beard.
“As a parent, I’m concerned about it,” said Adrana Mafnas. “Not just for my kid but for everybody else’s kid.”
Police say it was an isolated incident.
“Fortunately, these instances are rare,” Commander Davis confirmed.
He added that this is a reminder, “If you see something, to say something.”
“We were very thankful we had a student who saw something who reported it,” Gaviola added.
Police presence will be increased before and after school.
“We need to keep our eyes open and tell our kids to be safe,” Mafnas concluded.
The suspect was last seen driving east on Creston Road around 4 p.m. on Tuesday.
If you have any information you’re asked to call police.