Suspect in ‘creepy’ hooded man incident is an 18-year-old student

Person all in black sparks lockdown at school, arrest. Courtesy photo.

A suspect allegedly under a hood and wearing an all-black full-length Grim Reaper-style black cloak outside a Saugus elementary school Monday has been identified as an 18-year-old student.

Cameron James Farr, of Saugus, was arrested on suspicion of loitering where children are present, a misdemeanor, by deputies with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Monday after several parents called law enforcement.

The arrest happened shortly after 9 a.m. Monday near Mountainview Elementary School.

The suspect was taken to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital for evaluation and then booked into custody at the SCV Sheriff’s Station with bail set at $500.

About 12:30 p.m., Farr was released from custody after posting bail.

He is scheduled to appear at the Santa Clarita Courthouse on Feb. 7, 2020.

A person dressed in a similar hooded black cloak was seen on Centre Pointe Parkway near Ferry Street within a couple of days of the Mountainview incident, according to two people who say they saw the hooded figure.

Shortly after 8:45 a.m. Monday, deputies responded to “multiple” calls from parents — some describing the suspect as creepy and scary — about the man dressed all in black near the school.

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