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PD: Man Asks 6-year-old to Join him for Ice Cream

Police are still not sure who the man was, though parents believe he walked past their house again a few days after the incident.

Parents of a 6-year-old Port Washington girl say a man who approached her while playing outside asking if she wanted to get ice cream again walked past their house a few days later.

At 5:12 p.m. Oct. 28, the girl was playing in the 200 block of E. Antoine Dr., when the man approached her, police reports said. The man asked the girl if she wanted to go with him for ice cream. He is described as black, wearing a gray jacket and red or maroon shoes.

Neighbors searched the area for the man, but did not find him.

At 8:46 p.m. Oct. 31, police again received a call from the parents who believe the man who had talked to their daughter had just walked by their house. The husband followed the man to his residence in the 1400 block of Parkway Drive, the report said.

An officer was dispatched to the residence and made contact with the people inside — both a 20-year-old man and his 34-year-old uncle.

The uncle was wearing a McDonald's uniform, which included dark pants and a blue coat that he had taken off but was still next to him, the report said. This met the description of the man the parents saw walk past their home.

The uncle said he had just finished his shift at McDonald's and then walked home — but denied walking down East Antoine Drive, and instead described walking down Norport Drive.

Officers took the uncle's information, and learned he held a Georgia driver's license. In calling the local police department nearest his Georgia address, they learned the man had been arrested for disorderly conduct and animal cruelty in 2011; further background checks only show a driving under the influence of alcohol arrest in 1999.

Darcie Koreen November 12, 2012 at 04:24 PM
Sadly to say, our children are not safe left alone to play anywhere, in any community. My heart goes out to that little girl and her parents. I pray her parents, and all parents, will be more vigilant in the future and not allow their child to play unattended. It is just another sign of the times. It sounds like her parents did the right thing in teaching her not to go near strangers. They can me grateful for that! Let us pray the police stay on the case and find the pervert. Hopefully, he'll be put away, behind bars, so he cannot have the opportunity to harm another child.

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