LONGMONT, Colo. – Longmont police are investigating an incident in which a man chased two ninth-graders Wednesday night near Altona Middle School.
The Longmont Times-Call reports that two girls, ages 14 and 15, were on their way home in the neighborhood near Clover Basin Drive and Grandview Meadows Drive when the man got out of his car and chased them on foot.
The two girls ran to a nearby home and after knocking on the door, the homeowner escorted them back to their house, said police.
Officers are trying to find a white man who is 30 to 50 years old and drives a red pickup truck. The paper said the man is possibly hunch-backed.
Police Cmdr. Jeff Satur told the paper that police received “numerous” tips from the public, and the St. Vrain Valley School District sent out email notices and phone calls to let parents know about the incident.
Sarah Usher, a mother who lives in the neighborhood said the area is usually a safe place. "It is very safe, it seems like everyone knows each other, it doesn't seem like this would be the type of area for someone to do that," Usher said.
Father and local Cub Scouts leader Ryan Thompson agrees. He said, "It's really a little bit shocking, that it was happening in our neighborhood, it's usually very safe."
Anyone with information about the suspect or the incident should call the Longmont Police Department at (303) 651-8501, or the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).