Police searching for alleged drive-by sexual predator

A 14-year-old San Mateo girl walking home on a well-traveled street was the victim of a sexual predator who allegedly exposed himself.

After attending summer school Tuesday on the 200 block of North Humboldt Street, the girl saw a car pull up to her. The driver, described as a Hispanic man in his late 20s, asked the girl in Spanish how old she was, according to police. The girl replied, but then noticed that the man was masturbating in the car, said Lt. Mike Brunicardi.

The victim turned away and continued walking, while the suspect followed in the car trying to engage her in the conversation with comments that were sexual in nature. He then suddenly sped away and was last seen driving southbound on North Humboldt Street.

“She was obviously very offended and scared,” said Brunicardi. “These guys are sexual predators — it’s not acceptable behavior.”

Police have not been able to find the suspect, described as clean-shaven with black hair and last seen wearing a black and white striped short-sleeved shirt and dark jeans. While the victim described the suspect’s car as a four-door green sedan, an independent witness thought the vehicle was a silver two-door Acura sport-type vehicle.

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