According to emails from a number of My Ballard readers and a report on our sister site PhinneyWood.com, two male Whitman Middle School students say that they had a creepy encounter with a suspicious man after school on Friday afternoon.
The two students report that a man in a yellow sports car suspiciously attempted to get them to pet his dog around NW 83rd St and 13th Ave NW. They encountered the man parked in the middle of the road, with his dog on the sidewalk, as they were walking home to Phinney Ridge.
The man reportedly told the students that they could pet his dog and asked them to bring the dog over to the car. The boys did not respond and then walked way from the area.
Later in the afternoon, the students met up with another friend and reportedly saw the same man driving slow near them at NW 75th St and 11th Ave NW. The friend confirmed that he had been followed by the same man as he walked home from St. John’s Catholic School in Greenwood the day before. The boys then ran to home nearby and the car reportedly drove off quickly.
According to PhinneyWood.com, “the man is described as white, in his 20′s or 30′s, short hair, and wearing an orange and silver shirt and orange and silver hat.”
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you or your children have encountered this person.
If you see any suspicious activity report it to the SPD North Precinct at (206) 684-0850. In an emergency call 911.