Police: Stranger approaching children in Waterford playgrounds

WATERFORD, Conn. (WTNH)–Two Waterford boys and one girl were approached at the Quaker Hill Elementary School playground on Saturday, as a Little League game was taking place just up the hill.

The children, all about 12 years old, were together when a man approached them. They told police he asked them about local schools and what grades they were in, and then left. When he returned, police said he told the children he was a doctor and that he wanted to inspect their bodies for a new type of tick.

“That’s pretty suspicious and disturbing to say the least,” said parent Judy Moran.

“It’s really terrible,” said parent Bill May. “We have to protect our children. I have a daughter myself.”

Here’s what parents need to know. The suspect who may have been wearing a sports coat is described as a white male, about 6 feet tall, and weighing 200 pounds. The kids say he was driving a newer model, four-door white sedan possibly an Audi with Connecticut license plates.

“It is kind of scary. Hopefully someone does something about it and finds the guy,” Moran said.

Waterford police are checking into this apparent stranger danger and are hoping if folks recognizes the description of this man or his car they give them a call.

“We have law enforcement and the parents we need to stop this,” May said.

Police are hoping these cameras captured what happened in this playground. They’ll be reviewing that tape as well as talking to other police departments to see if this man has approached other children in other towns.

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