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Atascadero Police Department
Monday August 1st, 2011 :: 04:37 p.m. PDT



On 8/1/11 at approximately 9:10 AM, the Atascadero Police Department received a call in the 6100 block of Los Gatos Road regarding a suspicious male subject. The subject was in a vehicle and approached four children and told them if they ever needed a ride somewhere he would be happy to give them one but they would have to ask their parents first. During the conversation he also identified himself as a retired police officer. The children did not go with subject and immediately notified their parents about the incident. The vehicle then left the area and was last seen turning westbound on Santa Lucia Road from Los Gatos Road.

The subject is described as a white male adult with a long gray beard, wearing a white t-shirt and large dark, squared sunglasses. The vehicle is described as a red Volkswagen van, possibly a camper, with three surfboards on the roof.

The Atascadero Police Department has issued an alert to law enforcement agencies throughout San Luis Obispo County to be on the lookout for the vehicle and subject.

If you see this vehicle or subject, do not approach it or try to make contact with the subject. Immediately contact law enforcement and attempt to obtain the license plate for the vehicle. If you have any information regarding this incident please contact Detective Nick Coughlin.

Atascadero Police Department
Phone: (805) 461-5051

Atascadero Police Department
5505 El Camino Real
Atascadero, CA 93422

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-470-5050

Nick Coughlin

Los Gatos Rd
Atascadero, CA 93422

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