Reason No. 247 Not to Trust a Man in a Pony-Tail: He Touches Little Girls Inappropriately in Irvine
Well, at least that's who the person depicted in this composite drawing looks like to me.
He's described as black, age 20-26, 6 foot, 180-190 lbs. with a muscular build, brown eyes and black curly hair pulled back into a small ponytail. He was last seen wearing athletic clothing described as a blue "muscle" type shirt and black shorts.
Around 3:30 p.m. Monday, two 12-year-old girls walking home from their bus stop in the Quail Hill community were approached by someone who looks like that jogging in the area. He immediately touched one girl inappropriately over her clothing and then tried to engage her in conversation about her necklace. He touched the second girl over her clothing before fleeing on foot.
|Courtersy of Irvine Police Department|
|Kid on The Wire|
"The suspect did not physically attempt to move the girls or lure them away from the area and there was no vehicle involved at the time of the incident," reads a statement from Irvine Police Lt. Julia Engen. ". . . The Irvine Police Department has notified the Irvine Unified School District of the incident and will be working closely with their personnel to distribute suspect and suspect vehicle information."
Anyone who thinks they know this turkey or has information that can help with the case is asked to contact Irvine Police detectives at 949.724.7249. Engen also sent along the following tips for parents and children to discuss:
Be aware of your surroundings and the people around you--especially if you are alone.
Be alert. Notice who passes you and who is behind you.
Make eye contact with people when walking.
When possible, travel with a friend.
Wear clothes and shoes that give you freedom of movement.
Don't overburden yourself with bags or packages that might make running difficult.
Hold your purse tightly, close to your body. Keep your wallet in a front or buttoned hip pocket or inside coat pocket.
If a car stops you for directions or information, always reply from a safe distance. Never get too close to the car.
If a car persists in bothering you, cross the street and walk or run in the opposite direction.
If you feel someone is following you, turn around and check.
Proceed to the nearest lit house or place of business.
If you feel you are in danger, do not be afraid to yell loudly and run.