Northern Claycordians, keep an eye out for a suspicious individual who might be casing the neighborhood around Esperanza Dr. in Concord.
I’d like to report a strange man approaching a home on Esperanza Drive at approximately 11pm on Saturday between Salvio St. and Bonifacio St. in Concord.
The stranger had noticed lights on in the home and front door wide open (but steel security screen door was closed and locked). Only when the front porch’s motion-detector light came on it did it bring attention to persons in the home. The individual was immediately confronted (with a machete in his face!) at which time he asked for a “Tyler.”
This was a complete BS request because there has never been a Tyler at this address. After a few words were exchanged the man left the scene. Concord PD was contacted and within a few minutes it became known that this same individual had just been 2 doors down looking inside a neighbors vehicle. When the neighbor asked he was doing the strange man asked for a flashlight.
Please let your readers know to stay vigilant, keep doors and windows locked, take preventative measures, etc. in order to stay safe. It was very helpful in this case to have the motion-detector porch light which brought the attention to the residents. Also, you can’t go wrong with the security-type, steel screen doors.
Description of stranger: Appeared to be Caucasian, in his 20’s, approx. 5′ 6″, light brown wavy hair in a ponytail.
The tipster says police were called.