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5th Grade Girls Ran From 'Suspicious' Driver, Cops Say

Girls cut through yard to avoid allegedly stalking driver on Harrison Street.

Two fifth grade girls cut through a Harrison Street yard and ran to school Wednesday morning to avoid a driver police have labeled as "suspicious" and are seeking information on.

The girls told police that they noticed the driver, a white man with a long beard that curls at the bottom, driving a small blue car as they were walking to the Alexander Hamilton School on Harrison Street around 8:45 a.m., according to Det. Capt. Steve Sarinelli. Sarinelli said as the girls slowed their walking, the car also slowed and when the girls began to run, the car sped up.

Using the yard as a cut through, the girls were able to get to Mills Street and then safely make it to school, immediately reporting the incident when they arrived around 8:55 a.m.

Sarinelli said the girls did not make contact with the driver, including by speaking, and the driver did not get out of his vehicle. Officers searched the area but were unable to find a man matching the description the girls provided.

Anyone with information on the incident should contact the Morristown Police Department at 973-292-6737.

I plead the 2nd tchk tchk February 24, 2013 at 03:46 PM
If I was going to grab a kid, one kid would be a challenge, if i tried to grab two at the same time then the most likely outcome will be that one will get away from me and alert authorities, worst case senario, they would team up and kick my but t.
Sam February 24, 2013 at 11:48 PM
Sounds like you've given this some thought! Yikes!
I plead the 2nd tchk tchk February 25, 2013 at 12:04 AM
Sam. Not really. it is all common sense. To be a good survivor you have to think like a predictor. I used to be a federal agent and i used to chase and apprehend people. Often i would choose the battles I had a good chance to win.
SockPuppet February 25, 2013 at 05:31 AM
We're talking about children here, john, not paranoid schizophrenics like you.
I plead the 2nd tchk tchk February 25, 2013 at 02:04 PM
Sneezy, which screen name you going to stick too? cliterus, sockpuppet, or Sneezy? No body cares which one you use, they are all pretty dumb screen names.

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