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13-158 Pinellas Detectives Seek Information On Suspicious Man Near Philippe Park In Safety Harbor

Who:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Investigative Operations Bureau
- Crimes Against Children Unit

What:
Detectives assigned to the Crimes Against Children Unit are seeking information on a suspicious man who was last seen in the area of Philippe Park in Safety Harbor.

When:
The suspicious man was last seen at approximately 2:43 p.m. on Sunday, July 21, 2013.

Where:
The suspicious man was last seen heading north towards the Philippe Park entrance located at 2525 Philippe Parkway, Safety Harbor.

Why/How:
At approximately 2:43 p.m. on Sunday, July 21, 2013, Pinellas deputies responded to a call of a suspicious man in the playground area of Philippe Park located at 2525 Philippe Parkway, Safety Harbor.

According to detectives, a child in the playground overheard the man saying he wanted to kidnap the children who were playing there. Two witnesses observed the man watching the children and then he attempted to hide behind a tree before walking away from the playground. The man did not make any attempts to abduct a child.

The suspicious man was last seen walking north towards the park entrance prior to deputies’ arrival.

The male is described as a white male in his 50’s, approximately 5’6” to 5’9”, 180 to 200 lbs. The male has brownish blonde hair with a receding hairline and was wearing a black shirt with black pants.

The investigation continues.

Anyone with information on this theft is asked to contact Detective Eugene Paniccia of the Crimes Against Children  Unit at (727) 582-6200 or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward contact Crime Stoppers at 1800-873-TIPS or www.crimestoppersofpinellas.org.

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