San Mateo County sheriff's deputies are warning residents in San Carlos about a man who was going door-to-door earlier this week claiming to be from the Sheriff's Office.
The incident was reported at about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 1100 block of Woodland Avenue.
The suspect said he was with the sheriff's office, displayed some type of badge and was also carrying candy canes. He said he wanted to meet neighbors after recently moving to a residence on nearby Laurel Street, sheriff's officials said.
Authorities said no one from the sheriff's office was going door to door at that time.
The suspect was described as a Hispanic man in his early 30s who is about 6 feet tall and heavy-set. He was last seen wearing a red ball cap, possibly with a Mexican flag insignia, and a black or dark sweat suit, according to the Sheriff's Office.
He was last seen walking south on Cedar Street and has not been found.