SSFPD Media Release: Child Annoyance at Costco

South San Francisco, CA    November 14, 2014    Submitted by SSFPD  SSFPD logo


On November 19th South San Francisco Police investigators received an anonymous tip regarding the possible identity of the suspect. Investigators followed up on the tip and contacted a 44-year-old South San Francisco resident who voluntarily came to the police station and provided a detailed statement regarding the incident. The information obtained through the interview will be referred to the District Attorney’s office for review.


Original Release:

On 11-08-2014 at about 2:20 p.m., an adult male approached a two year old girl in an aisle of the Costco warehouse located at 1600 El Camino Real Highway in South San Francisco. The man approached the child from behind, looked at her, patted her head, and then stated, “Come over here” while making a circular motion with his right hand. The child’s mother was within 15 feet of the child when this occurred and when the suspect noticed her, he immediately walked away from the child. The man later exited the store without purchasing anything.


The suspect is described as possibly being an Asian male in his 40’s with a mustache, between 5’ 5” and 5’ 7” tall with a medium build, wearing a dark grey or blue jacket with lighter grey panel’s and a black inner lining (the jacket might have been reversible), lighter colored pants (possible khaki), and black shoes. His hair was described as being dark, collar length and unkempt hair thinning on top. The suspect fled the area prior to police arrival and has not been identified.

11.14.2014 suspect annoyance child-page-001If you have any information please contact South San Francisco Police Department at

650/ 877-8900 or anonymous tip line at 650/ 952.2244


NOTE: Everything South City reported this incident yesterday as it came to us from a neighbor prior to SSFPD putting out this above press release

8 comments for “SSFPD Media Release: Child Annoyance at Costco

  1. Cynthia Marcopulos
    November 14, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    This same description was announced on KCBS this morning where the man was trying to lure 15-yr. girls at a San Mateo high school into his silver SUV.

  2. Editor
    November 14, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    Hi Cynthia,
    San Mateo PD have put out an alert for a suspect(s) with the following descriptions based on the 3 attempts he made this past week to lure female students from San Mateo High School.Due to the similarities in suspect description in the SM incidents SMPD believe it may be the same person. We do not know if there is a connection to the SSF incident at Costco.

    From San Mateo Police:

    November 12th: The male was reported to be a light-skinned, adult Asian male, 35-40 years old, bald with some hair on the sides, driving in a silver 4 door hatchback.

    November 13th: The male in this instance was reported to be a Filipino male, in his 40’s, bald, and driving a white or light colored 4 door sedan, possibly a Toyota or a Honda.

    November 13th 6:15pm: The male in this incident is described as a Filipino or Asian adult male, about 30 years old, medium build, with short maybe even spiked hair on top and unshaven. In this third incident the vehicle is described as a dark blue or black foreign sedan.

    Each of these three incidents is being investigated to the full extent and there are enough similarities in the three descriptions to believe it may be the same suspect.

    For SMPD full report please CLICK HERE

    Thank you.

  3. Miko C.
    November 16, 2014 at 10:29 am

    any updates on creepazoid yet? hope the authorities snag him!

    • Editor
      November 16, 2014 at 10:59 am

      Hi Mike
      No updates, yet. We’ll update when more news is available. Thank you.

  4. Joyce White
    November 18, 2014 at 6:23 am

    In my experience with Costco, you need a membership card to get in. Did they not check his card?

    • MT
      November 19, 2014 at 6:36 am

      Not if you’re going to the pharmacy only.

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