Creepy note to student not illegal, police say

A man handed this note to a Warren High student last week. The phone number has been digitally redacted.

A man handed this note to a Warren High student last week. The phone number has been digitally redacted.

DOWNEY – Police are investigating reports of a suspicious man who has approached female students outside high school campuses.

On Feb. 22, an 18-year-old female student at Warren High reported that a man handed her a note while she was at the Circle K located at Paramount Boulevard and Cole Street.

In the note, the man identified himself as “Alex” or “Alexis” and offered to pay for clothes, jewelry, shoes, trips to theme parks and movies, and cash if the girl was in need of money.

The note also provided a contact phone number.

Police said there have also been reports on social media of a man handing out similar flyers in front of the Ralph’s grocery store across from Downey High School.

Because the Warren High student is an adult, no crime was committed, police said.

“The content of the note and his reported contacts with adult females is not criminal in nature,” police said in a news release. “At this time, the Downey Police Department is attempting to identify the male subject to determine his motive and ensure he has not targeted juveniles.”

Anyone with additional information is asked to call Detective William Kautz at (562) 904-2327.

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