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Neighbors extra cautious after stranger danger reported near Pistor Middle School

Posted at 9:23 PM, Oct 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-11 01:12:21-04

A stranger danger near Pistor Middle School is putting neighbors on high alert.

Neighbors are keeping an eye out for a man who approached a 12-year-old boy in front of his home near South Mission and Irvington Road.

"You know, it was a shock to us all," said Joseph Pacheco, a neighbor.

Neighbors say this is a quiet neighborhood and nothing like this has happened on their street before. 
 
Around 3 p.m. Friday a boy was sitting on his front porch waiting for his parents to get home when a man stopped his car in front of the home and asked the boy if anyone was there, according to San Xavier District deputies. 
 
 
Deputies say the boy became suspicious when the man said the mother sent him. As the man was getting out of his car, the boy ran to get help.
 
Pacheco advises people to get to know their neighbors. 
 
"That way the kids have a way out you know just in case if anything bad were to happen that they are secure enough to go to one of their friends' houses or something," he said. 
 
Pacheco says he taught his daughter not to talk to any strangers.   
 
"They should just always just know that not to get in anyone else's car and know who is their family and friends rather than someone they don't know, let them know the difference that not all people are good," he explained.
 
He added that he might be getting security cameras to take safety precautions. 
 
Deputies describe the suspect as a bald Caucasian man in his 40's. He has a goatee and a colorful sleeve tattoo on his right arm. 
 
Anyone with information is asked to call 88- CRIME.