The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office is looking for information about an incident it deems suspicious that occurred Wednesday, Oct. 3.
Around 7:30 a.m. that day, a 14-year-old girl was walking to school near the intersection of Ringwood Avenue and Coleman Avenue in unincorporated Menlo Park when she was approached by a Hispanic man driving a dark gray or black BMW, according to an Oct. 9 statement from the Sheriff's Office.
The man said he was low on gas and offered to give the teenager a ride if she gave him some money.
She declined the offer and the man drove away. The girl was not harmed, according to the Sheriff's Office.
The man had blond hair, was clean-shaven, and wore a red sweater and black vest. Instead of a license plate, the car he was driving had a dealership advertisement, the Sheriff's Office said.
Detectives are asking anyone who has information about the incident to call 650-599-1536 or the anonymous tip line at 1-800-547-2700.