Police ask public to report suspicious behavior near Manitou Park Elementary

Staff writerMarch 20, 2014 

Tacoma police are asking anyone who notices suspicious behavior related to recent luring attempts near Manitou Park Elementary to immediately report it.

A 14-year-old Gray Middle School student was walking home from school near South 66th Street and South Adams Street, when a man in a vehicle honked his horn and waved the girl over to his car, police said. The girl ran home and immediately reported the incident, describing the man as white, wearing a black hat, sunglasses, and a black zipped-up coat. 

Another 14-year-old Gray Middle School student reported several similar incidents, police said.

She was walking Monday near Manitou at 4330 South 66th St., when a man in a black ski mask pulled up in a vehicle and held up a pair of underwear, police said. The girl reported that she had seen the same man in that vehicle at least three times a week for the past three weeks. He sometimes blew kisses, honked the horn or said “hola” from his open window, she told police. She first reported the man Monday, police said.

Both girls described a smaller, four-door vehicle, possibly an imported model, that was either dark gray metallic or black. In both incidents, the car was parked on the north side of South 66th Street, facing west, police said.

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