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Cops Caution Man 'Blowing Kisses' At School Kids Isn't Actually Friendly

Composite sketch courtesy LAPD
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The Los Angeles Police Department want parents and kids in the North Hills area to know that a guy who has been seen "blowing kisses" to school children is more foe than friend.Detectives out of the Mission Area Police Station are issuing a community alert and composite sketch of a man who locals have spotted sitting in his parked truck near a North Hills elementary school, according to the LAPD.

The man, say witnesses, was seen another time committing a "lewd act" while seated inside his vehicle.

Lt. Paul Vernon, head of detectives for the Mission Area Police Station explains that the man in question is not just being neighborly, lest the kids misinterpret his overtures: "This is not some benign, friendly gesture. This man's been seen here more than once, and his behavior is troublesome and illegal."

The suspect is described as a 25- to 30-year-old Hispanic man with thick hair. He has been seen in a black Ford F-150 truck with a model year between 1995 and 2000. The last incident took place March 12 at approximately 2 p.m. at Plummer Elementary School on Noble Avenue.

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Vernon adds that the LAPD is asking school employees be on alert for suspicious vehicles near area campuses.