GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. -- Gloversville Police are looking for a suspicious man they say offered an underage girl a ride in his car while she walked to summer school on Monday July 15th.
The man allegedly told the girl he was a friend of her mother's and he is in town from Michigan to sell real estate. The incident occurred on Cayadutta and West Fulton Streets, and police said the girl kept walking, but the driver blocked her path. Eventually the man drove off towards South Main.
He is described as a white male in his mid-40s with short black hair and a salt and pepper beard. Gloversville Police say he may have been driving a Subaru Outback Sport.
Now, parents like Jeff Rocas at Gloversville Middle and High Schools were on alert Monday afternoon as they picked their children up from summer school activities.
"Cause I have a daughter. If that's what they are doing to someone else's they can do that to mine," said Rocas.
"My main concern is that it took a week to be made public," said Valerie Person who picked her daughter up from school on Monday.
Gloversville Police have not commented on the delay. Person said she is concerned and scared because the suspicious man is still out there.
"I think it should have been made public right away. They use social media when it's convenient for them, it would have been nice to know about this sooner," she said.
And other parents like Rocas feel next time a child may not be as fast to get away.
"Just because they were smart enough to walk away, doesn't mean they aren't going to get pulled into the car either," he added.
Anyone who has any information is asked to call Detective Sergeant Mike Jory at 773-4569.
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