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‘Suspicious man’ wanted by police for following kids from a distance turns out to be their father

By Mason White 11:55 AM August 19, 2014
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By: Devansh Dutt
Police in Canada, notified the public of a suspicious man who asked kids for directions and followed them from a distance.

After a plea for information, the kids’ father of Ontario, came forward as the “suspicious man.”

According to police, approximately 2:30 p.m., a suspicious car was seen in the area of Waxing Way and Ashgrove Avenue.

An attentive citizen in the area noticed an unfamiliar car approach two children while they rode their bicycles.

The vehicle was described as a dark grey hatchback type car. The driver was described as a white man, heavy-set with blond to grey hair, and approximately 40 to 50 years old.

The driver was observed pulling his vehicle up alongside the two children believed to be between the ages of 7 and 9, and ask them for directions. One of the children responded and pointed in a certain direction. The citizen was concerned because the vehicle followed beside them slowly for a distance.

This is concerning because the citizen who observed this was close by and the citizen could have been asked for directions from this man. However, the unknown man chose to ask the young children instead.

The Brantford Police notified the community while they gathered more information regarding this incident.

After issuing the alert to the public, the father came forward and matched the description of the “suspicious man.”

“Detectives from the Child Abuse and Sexual Assault (CASA) Unit have confirmed the identity of the suspicious man noted in a public advisory,” police said.