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Man Pretending to Be Homeless Student Exposed as Registered Sex Offender

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Man Pretending to Be Homeless Student Exposed as Registered Sex Offender

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Police in Lake Forest, California, arrested a registered sex offender carrying meth after encountering a beggar claiming to be a law student. The arrest came after a Lake Forest homeless liaison officer patrolling the shopping centers off Lake Forest Drive and Rancho Parkway Jan. 27, encountered a homeless person asking for food, according to a Facebook post by Lake Forest police. The officer approached the person to offer resources that could help him. While talking to him, the officer discovered during a records check that the man was a registered sex offender and in possession of meth and drug paraphernalia. Because the individual was lying about being a student in what may have been a ploy for increased donations, Lake Forest police urged the community to donate to charities that help homeless people instead of giving money directly to individuals. “We understand residents are eager to help those in need,” police said in a social media post. “The City of …

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