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Mystery Man at Fieldstone Farms Identified

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Franklin police say they now know who the man is who offered two young girls in the Fieldstone Farms subdivision a ride yesterday. The fear was that the man was a sexual predator. In a press release sent out Friday, police say the man was a father who had just dropped off his child at school and was trying to help two girls he thought were lost.

The girls parents had reported the incident, and police added extra officers Friday morning to the area before school.

The man voluntarily approached police and told them he was probably the person they were looking for. Police said the man checked out, and they believe he thought the girls were lost and genuinely wanted to help them.

After looking at this closely, were certain that nothing was afoot here, said Sgt. Charles Warner. When it comes to kids, however, we have a huge responsibility to get it right. Thats why we sent the alert, and flooded area schools with extra officers this morning. Todays resolution is a best-case scenario, and a relief.


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