KSP: Suspicious man approached teen in Madison County

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MADISON COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- State police are warning people in Madison County after they say a suspicious man approached a 17-year-old girl. They say it happened around 11:00am Wednesday at a lake in the Heron Landing subdivision, east of Richmond.

Investigators say the man stepped out of a car and opened the rear driver’s side door, then told the teen he was not there to hurt her and she should not be afraid. According to state police, ” She began to move away from him and he continued walking towards her while saying “I’m not going to hurt you.”

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Troopers say the girl then ran to safety, and the man went back to the car and drove off.

State police say the suspect is in his 60’s, 6 feet 2 inches tall, about 160 lbs., and has salt and pepper hair. Troopers say he was wearing jeans, a navy blue collared shirt, brown shoes, and wire framed glasses. Investigators say the man was driving a small four-door, dull red colored passenger car that resembled a Nissan Sentra.

Troopers are reminding people in the community to be aware of their surroundings. Anyone with any information on Wednesday’s encounter is asked to call KSP Post 7 at 859-623-2404.