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Deputies looking for man who lured two girls

Posted at 5:49 PM, Apr 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-22 21:25:34-04
Do you recognize the man in the photo above? The Pima County Sheriff's Department continues to search for him after he attempted to lure two young girls.
The neighborhood where this has been happening has residents concerned.
The suspect has ear gauges, large loops that stretch the ear lobes, and a white car with rear end damage. He has been prowling near Drexel and Cardinal when he tried to call over an 11-year-old girl. The girl ran managed to run away, told her family, and told the staff at nearby Pistor Middle School.   
In an earlier case, a 15-year-old girl saw the man was exposing himself.
During the incident last month the older girl came close enough to the car to be able to see inside, but that also means she was dangerously in reach.
The latest case was right down the street from the Gentlemen's Parlor Barber Shop.
Barbers can have great memories for faces, and haircuts. They'll be looking out for this guy.
Ryan Gonzales, a barber at the shop says, "it's very disturbing for the community.  There's kids in the same plaza, school drop zone, you know.  We can't have that kind of atmosphere around the barber shop especially for the community, you know?"
These days a lot of people have a powerful evidence gathering tool right on them, in their camera phone, but you'd better be careful how you use it.
Sheriff's Deputy Courtney Rodriguez says get well out of danger before you even think about stopping for pictures and understand if a criminal see you take a picture he may come after you and the camera.
"If they can safely do so out of the suspect's line of sight, while they're getting away from the suspect, then by all means yes," said Rodgriguez.
In most cases it's safest to concentrate on remembering a mental picture of the car and the suspect, investigators can make into a sketch.