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.