Suspicious Man Approached Kids to Check for Ticks

Wednesday, Jul 2, 2014  |  Updated 8:04 AM EDT
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Waterford police say a strange man approached kids at a Little League game and told them he wanted to check them for ticks.

Nader Abu-Rabei, Doug Greene

Waterford police say a strange man approached kids at a Little League game and told them he wanted to check them for ticks.

Police are searching for the man who approached children during a Little League game at a Waterford, Connecticut elementary school on Monday, identified himself as a doctor and asked to check them for ticks.

According to police, the man went up to two children on the playground at Quaker Hill Elementary School and asked them their grade level and other questions about local schools.

He left and then returned, claiming to be a doctor, and said he wanted to check them for a new kind of tick, police said.

Surveillance footage shows him walking through the area. He's described as around 6-feet-tall and weighing 200 pounds. Police said he has brown hair and was wearing a dark blue sports jacket, brown pants and black shoes.

Police said he was driving a newer model white, four-door Audi registered in Connecticut.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Waterford police Officer Spearrin at 860-442-9451 and mention case number 2014-01286.

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