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Sketch released of 'stranger' who lunged at Bubb student

Original post made on Mar 29, 2012

Police have released a composite sketch of the man they suspect lunged at a 9-year-old female Bubb Elementary School student this morning on the school's campus.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, March 29, 2012, 12:52 PM


Posted by Ned, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Mar 29, 2012 at 2:00 pm

And a description of the suspect will never be forthcoming. Completely irresponsible on the part of the school district, the police and the Voice.

Posted by anon, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Mar 29, 2012 at 2:12 pm

The Los Altos Police provided it in a bulletin about a similar incident at St. Simon this morning:

"White Male in his 50s, about 6 ft. tall, heavy set wearing navy blue polo and grey jeans at St. Simon's school on Grant, male suspect looking through the fence. When they tried to make contact, he took off on a bike. After that, a suspect matching the same description was at Bubb School where he tried to grab a student."

And there was a separate incident too:

"White Male in his 30s, with a brown goatee wearing a baseball cap; driving a new Ford 4-door pickup with paper plates 20-25 minutes ago, in Los Altos Hills suspect attempted to kidnap a student in front of a residence."

Posted by info, a resident of another community
on Mar 29, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Los Altos paper already has the details from MVPD:

Web Link

Posted by Remain Calm, a resident of Castro City
on Mar 29, 2012 at 3:19 pm

From the Los Altos Town Crier's coverage, the St Simon's incident appears to be nothing at all:
"Capt. Andy Galea said that after investigation, the suspect was believed to be to be a cyclist waiting for friends.

Mountain View and Los Altos police officers have determined that the incidents are unrelated.

"It appears this time that there was no crime," Galea said of the Los Altos incident."

I'm really hoping the Bubb incident was possibly a false alarm as a lot of these cases turn out to be.

Posted by Kevin, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Mar 29, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Here's the official press release with a link to a sketch of the suspect. I'm not sure why Ned believed no sketch would be forthcoming.
Web Link
If nothing else, this guy was trespassing on school grounds and should be questioned.

Posted by Sid, a resident of North Whisman
on Mar 29, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Wow, the school instituted the buddy system! So the solution is to have the kids watch each other. Two six year olds against a full grown man. I wonder who would win that one. How about parking a squad car on each campus every day. We are paying them enough.

Posted by outraged parent, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Mar 29, 2012 at 6:31 pm

I'm subsidizing property taxes for white males in their 50s and this is how they pay me back!

Bad enough that they refuse to support bond measures for our schools. Now there's also this!

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Posted by James, a resident of Whisman Station
on Mar 30, 2012 at 10:05 am

Why doesn't the city leverage the WiFi network and surveillance cameras on public property to catch more bad guys?

Posted by member, a resident of Jackson Park
on Mar 30, 2012 at 11:09 am

The sketch looks a lot like one of a man (just a little heavier set and older) that was on the Megan's Law website about 2yrs ago. (I just looked and couldn't find the picture anymore).

Posted by Rocky, a resident of Monta Loma
on Mar 30, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Looks a lot like Burt Young.

Posted by bubb rubb, a resident of Castro City
on Apr 2, 2012 at 10:47 am

Nightmare fuel.