Police urging North Shore parents to talk about "Stranger Dangers"
WHITEFISH BAY -- Police on Wednesday are looking someone officers think behaved suspiciously around kids.
Whitefish Bay officers report a middle aged man approached a 12-year-old boy on Lake Drive at Beaumont. The man reportedly asked the boy if he knew, “What happens when you die?” The man was also holding a pamphlet.
The boy said, “No thanks,” and then walked away.
A few miles north in Bayside, concerned parents called police about a similar incident, this time involving a 13-year-old girl.
The Bayside Police were also made aware of a similar incident involving a 13 year old girl on N. Regent toward Brown Deer. Officers say most likely the same individual attempted to hand the girl a pamphlet while stating, “This might be useful later in life.”
Investigators maintain that at no time did the man touch either child, nor did the man attempt to get the child to go with him.
Still, police are urging parents to talk with their children about these incidents.
"When a stranger approaches and wants to talk to you, you do what your parents told you to and that's keep moving," Capt. Tom Henkel, with Bayside Police, tells TODAY'S TMJ4. "This is a safe community and a wonderful place, but you just never know."