Genoa Twp. issues warning on man who approached girls
News Staff Reports
The Genoa Township Police Department reported an incident involving a man who approached a group of middle school aged girls in a park.
The girls were playing in a park located at the corner of Willow Bend Lane and Lynbrook Way between the hours of 8 and 9 p.m. Friday, November 9. The girls said a man pulled up beside the park, and approached them, the police reported. They said he asked them what their ages were and where they lived. The girls then ran from the park to a nearby house, however no one was home. They stated the male followed them in his vehicle and was cursing and yelling profanities at them. They ran to a second home and before anyone came to the door, the subject had left the area.
The girls were not able to give a good description of the male, other than he was wearing black sweatpants, a black hooded sweatshirt, with the hood pulled up over his head, partially covering his face. He was also described as wearing dark sunglasses.
The male was driving an older model burgundy car with tinted windows. The girls also stated the vehicle’s paint was chipped and appeared that it had been hit a few times.
The Genoa Police recommends that everyone discuss with their children how to react when approached by strangers, noting the girls in this incident did the right thing by running away to find other adults. It would also be OK, if the youth have cell phones, to call 911 in situations like these and to make sure they tell their parents immediately.