Police: Man Approaches Girl Waiting For Ice Cream Truck

By: KKTV
By: KKTV

Police say they are looking for a man who approached a 9-year-old girl and asked her if she wanted to see "man parts". It happened near Carmel Middle School on Sumter drive.

Allen Metz says his daughter was waiting for an ice cream truck when the man drove up in a white 4-door hatchback, possibly a Volvo. The child backed away from the vehicle and told him no. The suspect then said he would give her a dollar.

Metz says she waits on the sidewalk everyday.

"We didn't expect something like that to happen it was a normal day she was waiting on the ice cream truck like she always does," Metz says.

The child’s mother came out of the front door of the house, and the suspect sped away.

Jan Isaacs-Henry is the Executive Director of a non-profit called Kidpower, teaching kids about safety.

She says it's important to teach children it can happen to them

"Its really important to teach kids to trust there intuition if they sense danger, it's probably there and they need to go as quickly as they can and get adult help," she said.

Jan says it's important to practice a very specific plan.

Metz says they had one, and his little girl knew exactly what to do.

"She did the right thing she backed away told him no, and backed away," he said.

He says that plan may have saved his daughter's life.

The victim described the suspect as a man in his late 20's early 30's with buzz cut strawberry blond hair. He was wearing light blue jeans and a black shirt with a purple squiggle and circle on the front.

If you know anything about this, call Crime Stoppers at 634-STOP.


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  • by 7 Location: United States on Jul 10, 2011 at 08:07 AM
    Not sure why anyone is surprised at the hypocrisy coming from this "Bert" character. Nothing but a religious windbag who has an answer for everything and considers himself above it all. Amazing who this site will allow to comment. How are those hit ratings working out for you kktv? You biased little joker you. HA-HA!
  • by OMG on Jul 6, 2011 at 11:03 AM
    I TRUELY CAN'T IMAGINE SOME OF PEOPLE'S COMMENTS. HOW SAD! IF ANYONE APPROACHED MY DAUGHTER OR SON AND WANTED TO SHOW THEM THEIR "PARTS" THEY WOULD NEED TO MAKE SURE NOT TO RETURN TO THE AREA BECAUSE I'D BE WAITING TO SHOW THEM A THING OR TWO. AS ADULTS WE SHOULD BE PROTECTING CHILDREN NOT EXCUSING THE SICKOS THAT ARE WANTING TO HARM THEM, MENTALLY OR PHYSICALLY! (WHETHER YOU HAVE YOUR OWN CHILDREN OR NOT)
  • by Victor Location: CS on Jul 6, 2011 at 10:32 AM
    K - I knew you were going to miss my point completely and that's okay. What I was trying to say was just ignore those who write rude remarks. If you noticed, there are a lot more people that are not racist compared to those that are. Do not lower yourself to their level, that is exactly what they want. What I have noticed, is there have been articles where no one said a word about a person's skin color except you and that includes criminals that are black or hispanic. By your ranting, you really aren't going to make a dent on other's views. Plainly stated, if a person is going to judge another person by their skin color, not even you are going to change what they think. Good day to you.
  • by K Location: Colorado Springs on Jul 5, 2011 at 08:13 PM
    @Victor... I'm not racist nor do I want to promote racism. I just want to point the unfair reporting and bias ways of the public. When it is a black or hispanic we beat race into the ground. When it's a white male we speak about the topic at hand. The fact is this a serious issue affect the youth of this state and country. Yet all we talk about is how many robberies happen on the east side of town ;)
  • by anonymous on Jul 5, 2011 at 02:43 PM
    The article does not state race, detra farries had a strawberry blonde wig!
  • by Victor on Jul 5, 2011 at 02:11 PM
    To: K - The description says "strawberry blonde hair". How many blacks or hispanics do you know with natural strawberry blonde hair? Plenty of them like to dye their hair that color, but I have never known one to have that natural hair color. Besides why do you go out of your way to point out races in almost every article? I understand that there are plenty of racist people out there, but does it make you any better by joining in? Just some food for thought.
  • by ??? on Jul 5, 2011 at 01:15 PM
    soooo did she get ice cream or not.....???
  • by K Location: Colorado Springs on Jul 5, 2011 at 11:15 AM
    This is funny. The report said he is described as a man. How about we say it WHITE MALE!!. When it is a black or hispanic male it is made clear for the public. Dont be ashame to say it KKTV.
  • by Des Location: COS on Jul 5, 2011 at 11:04 AM
    I can't believe Kevin and Bert are making a JOKE out of this. This happened to a 9 year old CHILD. It's not funny or a joke. The sicko should have never approached her to even ASK something like this...props given to a possible CHILD MOLESTER is just as sick as the guy who approached the girl.
  • by Cate Location: Colorado on Jul 5, 2011 at 09:47 AM
    Bert that comment right there makes you a sexual predator, All pedofiles and sexual predators need to be castrated!!! Sicko's like you are why I am never having a daughter!!!!
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