RAMONA -- A convicted sex offender wearing a costume has been arrested for allegedly bothering children and offering them candy at a San Diego-area Halloween event.

Authorities say 29-year-old Danny Shaw was arrested Thursday for investigation of being a sex offender harassing children and failing to register as a sex offender.

Shaw wore white face-paint with red stripes simulating blood at a Trick or Treat party in rural Ramona where there were more than 1,000 children.

San Diego County sheriff's investigators say Shaw approached families and insisted on giving them candy, but the parents refused it. One person allegedly saw Shaw slide candy into one of the children's bags when some parents turned away.

Authorities say Shaw is a sex offender from Oregon who had failed to register when he moved to California.



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