Walking my dogs in a must, but when it comes to strangers loitering around the parks, who can you trust?
On three occasions I have changed directions. Just last week a guy driving an older white car just happened to stop, lift up the hood, left the driver’s door open and stood in front of his vehicle. I walked in the opposite direction, looked back and the car was gone.
Then you hear about some guy disappearing. It’s no longer just children, but adults. Last year I saw a guy loitering around the restrooms when a day care group was playing at the park.
I notified the provider, the kids left with one provider in front the other in the back, then I reported the incident to the police.
Parents really have to have a talk with children about strangers and they should always have friends or an older person nearby in case help is needed. I now carry a cellphone and pepper spray.
Times are changing and safety is a concern. Don’t walk alone.
Linda Gullickson, Dickinson