Monday, July 03, 2006

Have You Seen This Pervert?


"Maple Grove suspect arrested overnight"

We live in a world that no matter where you are or what you're doing, you can't let your guard down when it comes to your children. Affluent Maple Grove, Minnesota, of all places, is not excluded from the reach of predators and perverts, as KSTP Eyewitness News reports: "Police: Man fondled girls in local Wal-Mart".

Authorities are hunting for a man that allegedly reached into the shirts of two young girls while walking through the toy department at Wal-Mart in Maple Grove last week.

The alleged incident happened Tuesday, June 27 at Wal-Mart at 9451 Dunkirk Lane in the northwest suburb during the afternoon. The girls were 10- and 8-years-old.

The stores security cameras recorded the suspect leaving in a Green Jeep Cherokee, possibly 1997-2001 model year.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has issue a crime alert. The alert warns people not to confront the suspect if they see him and to call police immediately.

The man is described as a white male in his 40s. Security photos of the suspect show that he has a goatee and eyeglasses.
I'm going to reluctantly use the word "alleged" until the suspect is convicted, but if you've seen the alleged pervert as depicted in the photos, or if you've seen his vehicle, call your local police or 911 immediately.

This (alleged) sewer rat is just one of many out there who would molest your kid in a New York minute if the opportunity presented itself. Don't let him or others get away with this, and don't let your kids out of your sight.

[Photos courtesy KSTP]