EBRSO: Man approaching women, acting suspicious
BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office is urging caution for people in secluded areas after two incidents of a man approaching women in parking lots at night.
Thursday evening, deputies say a woman was approached while leaving Bally's Gym at Perkins Rowe. She told investigators that the man appeared to be recording her on his cell phone. She also says the man approached her and began asking personal questions, and grabbed her arm when she tried to get in her car. She was able to pull away.
The man is described as an 18 to 20 year old Hispanic between 5'5" and 6'. He was wearing a gray shirt with blue jeans, no facial hair and short spiked black hair. He appeared to drive an unknown dark sedan.
Monday night a man approached two teenage girls leaving LA Cheer Force on Tiger Bend Road. The man made inappropriate sexual comments to the girls while they were walking to their vehicles.
An employee says the man returned about a half hour later and was looking in the window before running off and leaving in a silver vehicle, possibly a hatchback or small SUV.
The man is described as Hispanic, between 17 and 19, between 5'6" and 5'8" and wearing eyeglasses, and a white t-shirt. He's also said to have worn jeans earlier, but only wearing dark colored underwear later.
The Sheriff's Office says it is unknown if the incidents are related and are asking anyone with information to contact them at 389-5000.
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