Man caught getting into car in Safford High School Parking Lot

A Safford police officer was dispatched to Safford High School last Friday in response to a suspicious male trying to get into a student’s car in the parking lot.

The reporting party said that he had pulled into the parking lot and observed a taller Hispanic male attempting to open the door of a student’s vehicle. The man reportedly opened the door and started rummaging through the vehicle. The reporting party asked what he was doing. The man replied that he was getting into the car to get some money that his sister owed him.

As the reporting party approached the man, the man began walking away and would not stop when asked. The man started running in the direction of Walmart. Officers looked for the man in the area but were unable to locate him.

As officers investigated the incident they discovered that the student’s vehicle was unlocked and the keys to the vehicle were still inside. The student’s mother was contacted and met with officers. She confirmed that there was no damage to the car and nothing had been taken out of it.

Police obtained pictures from the school’s security cameras, but the identity of suspect is unknown.