Girl Accosted By Man On Shortcut Home

San Luis Obispo, CA — Monday at approximately 7:15 p.m. a 17-year-old female was walking home and had taken a short cut through the Laguna Lake Golf Course located at 11175 Los Osos Valley Road. 

While walking on the golf course the female was approached and followed by the suspect, a white male described as 5”9” in his late 20’s or early 30’s.  The suspect was further described as having short brown hair, a scruffy short beard, wearing a dark colored “Pendleton” type shirt with jeans.  The suspect had a strong odor of alcohol and the victim described him as a probable “transient”.
While being followed the suspect tried to engage the victim in conversation asking her if she was “okay”.  After being followed for approximately 30 seconds the suspect grabbed for the victims school bag and attempted to pull it away.  The bag was draped over her shoulder.  The victim was able to hold on to the bag and ran to her residence.  This victim received minor injuries as a result of the attack.
Officers canvassed the area but were unable to locate the suspect.
The crime occurred while it was dusk and in a secluded area.  The police department asks that all citizens take caution and pay attention to their surroundings to limit their exposure to criminal activity.