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CPD: Girl approached by man in red car

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A juvenile girl walking home from school on Tuesday reported being approached by a man in a car who appears to have solicited her while making an obscene gesture with his hand, Chesterton Police said.

The incident took place around 3:30 p.m., while the girl was walking along Lincoln Ave., police said.

The girl later advised police that she first noticed the car--a red two-door--pull into a driveway on Lincoln Ave. near 11th Street. The car’s driver then drove four houses down and briefly parked, before following her east on Lincoln Ave., where in the area of Ninth Street he pulled up to her.

“The male driver was making an up-and-down motion with his right hand above his groin,” police said. While doing so, he “asked her if she wanted to help as he continued to make an up-and-down motion.”

The girl “could only see the driver’s upper body” and “could not tell if the driver was exposing and touching himself.”

The girl continued walking, at which time the suspect “backed up and was last seen traveling northbound on Ninth Street,” police said.

The suspect was described as a white male in his late teens or early 20s, with brown hair, brown eyes, a thin mustache, and a thin build, wearing a black tee-shirt and resembling “Ashton Kutcher,” police said.

The suspect’s vehicle “had rust in various areas and a sticker on the passenger’s side,” police added.

The girl--who “made it home unharmed” and immediately reported the incident to her mother--stated that she’d never seen the man or the car before.

Officers checked the area but were unable to locate a suspect. The investigation is ongoing, police said.



Posted 3/3/2017




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