A man has been creepily following around a little girl and her older brother, even going to their Brooklyn home asking what bedroom they sleep in, according to police. He allegedly also left a note that said, "Watch out. I am watching you!! Your daughter is cute." Update: Police later said that the children recanted their story.
On the morning of October 20th, around 8:24 a.m., the NYPD says the 8-year-old and her friend were walking to a school bus pickup location near Eastern Parkway and Brooklyn Avenue when they noticed an "adult male hiding between cars and following her to the school bus pickup location from her residence. When she got to the location and was in the presence of other parents the individual fled the scene."
Around 1:30 p.m. that day, the girl's 12-year-old brother was on the bus back home, and when he was near his stop, the same man apparently flagged down the bus, according to police. When the bus aide stopped the bus and spoke to the man, the man allegedly claimed he was there to pick up the boy. The aide responded that the man was not on the list of authorized people to pick up the boy and "told him to leave before he called the police," according to the NYPD. The man then fled.
At 7 p.m., the girl told police that she saw the man on her home's front stoop, ducking down and taking pictures inside the house. When the girl approached the man, he asked her where she sleeps and who lives with her, but the girl refused to answer and the man fled towards Nostrand Avenue, police say.
Then, on Saturday, October 21st, the boy was approached by the man around 11:15 a.m. Police say the man "asked him questions about his parents and what bedroom he sleeps in." The boy ignored him and walked home, and the police say the man entered a white four-door sedan and drove toward New York Avenue.
At 5:01 p.m., the family found a note in their mailbox that said, "Watch out. I am watching you!! Your daughter is cute."
The police describe the suspect, who is wanted for stalking, as about 5'9" and 160 pounds with a medium build and a bald head. Authorities also released security camera footage of him "parking a white four-door sedan in front of the victims' residence where he then exited the vehicle and stood on the sidewalk staring at the house."
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.