San Diego County sheriff's Sgt. Brent Strahm said an off-duty sergeant alerted deputies to a suspicious man in white face paint with blood-like white stripes at the Ramona Chamber of Commerce's Main Street Trick-or-Treat event, which was attended by an estimated 750 to 1,000 children, U-T San Diego reported Friday.
Strahm said the man, identified as Danny Shaw, 29, had been insisting parents allow him to give candy to their children, and in at least one case he slipped candy into a child's bag after the parents refused consent.
Shaw was discovered to be a sex offender who had not registered with local law enforcement when he moved to California from Oregon in February.
Shaw was arrested on charges of failing to register and annoying a minor under age 18 as a convicted sex offender.
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