Teens concerned about woman who they say followed them at south Indy apartment complex

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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - It was supposed to be a quick walk home Friday night from a local park to Harvard Square Apartments on the city's south side.

What happened next, though, seemed strange to the two teens. They say a woman in a dark blue four-door car asked them for help.

"She was talking about how her dog had been out and she couldn't get it back in the car or back to her house," said 14-year-old Olivia Horsley.

"Eventually, she got the dog in the car and we walked away and then we realized we got to her court, that they had been following us," said 14-year-old Addison Maga.

The teens say the woman parked at the bus stop nearby. Addison went inside her home to tell her grandma.

"I went to go out and here comes the woman. When she saw my van, she took off and then there was a black SUV, not far behind her and I caught a glimpse of him. He was an older man, glasses, black and gray beard," said Cindy Godsey, who thought that was the last of it, until this past Monday afternoon.

She said the woman was back at the bus stop in the same car.

"She was sitting there. She had blonde hair. I'd say mid-30s," said Godsey who tried to confront her. "The woman immediately took off."

Not far behind, Godsey said was the same man from Friday night in the same black SUV.

"They took off," Godsey explained.

When Godsey told her neighbor about it, he said he'd seen the couple, too.

"He said he'd seen 'em 8 to 9 times up and down Topaz Drive that day," said Godsey.

They're not the only ones. Tuesday afternoon, Pamela Gaines believes she saw the same SUV.

"I seen this SUV driving around over there and in that court and I was, like, 'Well, he's lost," said Gaines, who didn't think a thing of it until her dog Riley started barking. "I went to see what he was barking at and this guy was walking up to my front door and he was almost at my step and he looked up and seen me and said, 'Oh, no nevermind' and took off."

Gaines called security, but the man took off. Twenty minutes later, she read a social media post about what happened to Cindy Godsey's granddaughter and her friend.

"I said, 'Oh my God that fits that description of that guy,'" Gaines said.

Now, neighbors like Gaines and Godsey are on high alert.

"I have five grandchildren and it bothers me very much," said Gaines.

Godsey didn't call police.

"I just felt I didn't have enough information to call them," said Godsey.

Her gut fears the worst.

"I think it's somebody trying to grab kids," said Godsey.