Woman Who Approached Kids With Puppies Is a Breeder: Cops

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    A woman driving an SUV or hatchback who approached children walking home from school in Darien and offered them puppies on Tuesday was a dog breeder, according to police, and did not think she was doing anything wrong.

    Police said at least three groups of children were confronted on Tuesday afternoon on Middlesex Road by Libby Lane, Noroton Avenue and Hollow Tree Road.

    They described the driver as a middle-aged woman with shoulder-length blonde or gray hair and said she was wearing a light blue shirt.

    According to police, the woman drove up to the kids while they walked and asked, "Do you want puppies?" When they declined, she continued driving northbound on Middlesex Road.

    Two posters with pictures of puppies were adhered to the back passenger window.

    Police found the woman on Wednesday and said she is a dog breeder from Brewster, New York who has ties to the area.

    The woman didn’t believe that she was doing anything wrong, but police told her that approaching children under these circumstances was ill-advised. 

    No charges were filed and the Darien Police said they consider the case closed.