GREENFIELD, Ind. (WISH) - A Greenfield mother is making a plea to help find the man she said tried to lure two girls with cash then exposed himself to the girls.
The incident happened Monday afternoon at a Greenfield playground. The playground is located inside the Prairie Meadows Apartment complex. The girls told police they had seen the man and his car at the apartment complex just last Friday. Monday, they said he came back and attempted to abduct them.
"It was very scary to know that we just had checked on them. It's broad daylight," said Lisa.
Lisa didn't want to release her last name, but she talked to 24-Hour News 8 to warn others about a suspicious man who confronted her 11-year-old daughter and her friend. The two girls were playing on the playground Monday when they said the man approached them.
"They came running inside, frantic and said, 'mommy, mommy, there's a guy out there. He's pulled his pants down in front of us a lot of timeS. I don't know what he's going to do to us'," Lisa said.
The girls told Greenfield police on one occasion the man approached them and then went back to his car and held up money. Police said the man then exposed himself twice, but he didn't say a word. They attempted to leave the playground, but there was only one way out.
"The girl stated they could not get away because he was blocking the entrance to the fenced in playground," said Greenfield Detective Nichole Gilbert.
The girls eventually ran to tell an adult. Lisa said she was inside a nearby apartment and saw the man and his car speed away.
"He saw us, he backed up took off. I chased after him on foot and he turned west bound on 40," Lisa said.
There's been no sight on the man or his vehicle since. Greenfield Police are taking this report very seriously.
"This is a pretty rare thing to happen here in Greenfield," said Det. Gilbert.
Detective Gilbert said they are on the lookout for a Silver PT Cruiser with a broken brake light. They are asking people in the area to be on high alert.
"The victims are very shaken up on this so we would like to catch him as soon as possible," Det. Gilbert said.
The man is described as 30 to 40 years old and about 5' 7" to 5' 11". The girls said he's either bald or has short hair. The last time they saw him, he was wearing a blue Colts hat and a blue t-shirt with white stripes on the sleeves.
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