Bay City News Service
San Mateo County Sheriff's deputies are warning Peninsula residents about a man who was going door-to-door earlier this week claiming to be from the Sheriff's Office.
The incident was first reported at about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 1100 block of Woodland Avenue in San Carlos.
The suspect said he was with the Sheriff's Office, displayed some type of badge and was also carrying candy canes. He said he wanted to meet neighbors after recently moving to a residence on nearby Laurel Street, Sheriff's officials said.
Authorities said no one from the Sheriff's Office was going door-to-door at that time.
The suspect was described as a Hispanic man in his early 30s who is about 6 feet tall and heavy-set. He was last seen wearing a red ball cap, possibly with a Mexican flag insignia, and a black or dark-colored sweat suit, according to the Sheriff's Office.
He was last seen walking south on Cedar Street in San Carlos, and has not been found.
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