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Berkeley, California (Thursday, October 07, 2021) - On September 29th at 6:24 pm, a high school age girl was walking along the 1300 block of Gilman Street when a suspicious man began following her.  The man told the girl that he was a police officer and that he had a gun.  The man demanded a hug.  When the girl refused and kept walking, the man followed after her and again told her he was a police officer, had a gun and that she needed to listen to him.  The man stepped in front of the girl blocking her path.  The girl then ran away from the man to a place of safety and called police.

Witnesses described the suspect as a White male, in his 30’s, about 5’8” to 6’ tall, with an athletic build, with short hair, wearing a black baseball cap, a dark short sleeve (possibly a gray polo shirt with a light logo on the left side of the shirt), cargo pants and an American flag neck gaiter used as a face covering (https://youtu.be/6hF0onrLFlE).

If you have any information about this suspect, please contact BPD’s Sex Crimes Unit at (510) 981-5735.  If you live in the area of Gilman Street, Acton Street and Hopkins Street and have a security camera; please review your camera for any footage that may have recorded the suspect on 9/29 between 6:15 pm and 6:45 pm.

Case 2021-00044856



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