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San Diego County Sheriff's Department
Monday April 9th, 2018 :: 03:35 p.m. PDT


Lewd Act Suspect - Vista

Investigators from the Vista Sheriff’s Station want the public's help to locate a suspect wanted in connection with a lewd act on a teenage girl.

On March 21, 2018 at about 7:00 p.m., a man walked into the Panda Express located at 20 Main Street in Vista and grabbed the buttocks of a 14-year-old girl while she was waiting in line to order food. The suspect never said anything and quickly exited the restaurant. He was last seen leaving the scene in a black sedan.

To watch surveillance video of the suspect, follow the Sheriff's Department on VIMEO:

The suspect is described as a Black man between 35 to 45-years old, standing 5’9” tall and weighing about 200 pounds.

If you recognize the man in the surveillance video/photos, call the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case.

Information on how to send anonymous emails and mobile app tips can be found on our website:

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San Diego, CA 92123

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