Westfield girl reports being approached, touched by stranger

A Westfield girl was walking her dog when she said a man got out of a car and touched her arm. (WTHR photo)
Westfield girl approached and touched by man
Girl approached and touched by man

WESTFIELD, Ind. (WTHR) - Westfield police are asking for the public's help about an incident involving a man and a 10-year-old girl.

It's the last thing Kelsey Clark expected to hear.

"Very surprised because I think this pace is very safe. We've lived here since the end of February and have never had any issues," Clark said.

The young girl shared a different story with police. She told investigators a strange man approached her while she was walking her dog Wednesday night around 9:30 near Union Flat Apartments on South Union Street.

According to the girl, the man got out of a white sports car and possibly seemed intoxicated, before, she said, he walked up to her and touched her arm.

"If you had a question or directions, you don't grab someone like that," said Cate Bray, who lives in the area. "I don't think that's OK."

Police don't know the man's intentions, but are asking for the public's help in figuring that out.

Police described the suspect as a black male in his 20s or 30s, standing 6'2"-6'4" tall and weighing 170-190 pounds. He may have been intoxicated when he approached the girl. The man was wearing a black "beanie style" hat, sunglasses, black basketball shorts, a red tank top and black and white Adidas basketball shoes.

Westfield Police say they haven't had any similar reports. This is the only one, but residents say they're still on guard.

"I have a niece and nephew. I think we definitely need to watch what we're doing. Go in pairs. Things like that," said Bray. "I'm not a mom, but parents watch your kiddos and keep an eye on 'em at all times. Unfortunately that's the world we live in."

If you have any information about this incident, Westfield Police want to hear from you.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Westfield Police Department at 317-773-1300.

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