On Wednesday, April 12, a Huachuca Mountain Elementary School boy was grabbed by the shoulders in the parking lot by a man who told the student that he had killed his mom.
The man told the boy that he was going to take him home.
The boy, unhurt, reported the incident to the office and police and his parents were called.
The student provided a description of the man to police, according to a released from the Sierra Vista Unified School District.
During this time, Sierra Vista Police had received a call from a home in the area that a man, appearing to be intoxicated, knocked on their door wanting a phone charger.
The man matched the description that the student gave.
Hours later, police were called to a report of a theft of a laptop in the same area. The suspect was caught and matched the same description of that the boy gave.
"Administration has requested that the man be arrested for trespassing if he should attempt access to the school, or be seen on school property. Sierra Vista police has provided the following detailed description of the man: Black male, 32 years of age, 6 feet tall, 140 pounds. He has short black dread locks and brown eyes," according to the release.
Letters were sent home to parents through students on Thursday informing them of the incident.