Parents in Bristol were notified Wednesday morning after a suspicious man approached two young girls at the Bristol Public Library.
According to school Superintendent Sue Moreau, it happened around 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the south entrance of the Bristol Library.
The two girls, ages 8 and 10 years old, said a strange man in a dark-colored vehicle approached them outside of the library on Tuesday afternoon.
The two cousins were returning some books.
"He rolled down his window and said 'hey kids do you want some fireballs', I said no quickly," said 10-year-old Miuka Sinchi.
The man didn't let it go. He followed the two girls.
"I had to grab my cousin’s hand and dash to my house. While he was still following us," Sinchi said.
Her dad said the girls are okay, but he would hate to see this happen to other children.
"That’s why I went to the police. I was trying to identify those people because I’m upset with them," said Freddy Sinchi.
Police notified the school district, which said in a statement "Students will be visiting the library often this summer to participate in the summer reading program and also to have lunch as part of the summer meals program. I want to alert parents to this concern as a means for keeping their children safe.”
Grandparents at the library said they’ve had talks with their kids about dangerous scenarios like this one.
“I mean broad daylight. Time when you think that kids are safe coming out of a safe area and you never know you have to be very careful,” said Lynn Parker, of Bristol.
“To me with the library program going on this week for registration. Some kids might be going by themselves. To me they should’ve had a policeman out to keep an eye on some kids,” said Linda Frenette.
The library has a camera outside the front entrance, however it is unclear if this scary situation with the stranger was caught on tape.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Bristol police.
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