Something upsetting happened at the park today and everyone needs to be aware of it.
Today, around noon, I was with the kids at Pierrepont playground. We were getting ready to walk out and I stopped about 5 feet from the gate to talk to another mom. My boys were standing at the gate and a man came over and started talking to them, from outside the closed gate. I couldn’t hear what he said but as soon as I started walking over, he looked up and quickly walked off. I asked Henry what he said and Henry said, “he asked if I was allowed to leave the park.” This guy was completely normal looking (could have been anyone’s dad)– jeans, a blue short sleeve T-shirt, about 5′ 10″, caucasian with dark hair. I called the police and gave a description.
This was a major wake up call to me. I am always watching my kids, but I must say, I felt safe at Pierrepont today. There were so many people – kids, nannies, mom’s and friends everywhere – and I was so close to them. But the reality is, anything can happen, any time. The only way to keep our kids safe is for us to be vigilant….all the time. Tell your babysitters too — keep an eye out for this male — anyone alone near the playground is suspicious. Call the police and report it…he’s in our neighborhood and he’s hanging around our park.
Send this to everyone you can think of — I want to get the story out there and get this guy.