Monday, Monroe said, the boy persuaded his mother to again allow him to walk home from school, but she followed in her vehicle to watch. Again, a man of the same description appeared from the bushes and approached the boy, but the mother scared him off. Monroe said after putting her son in the car, she followed the adult down the street, but he ran between houses and disappeared.
Police interviewed residents in the area, and Monroe said they remembered a man matching that general description in the neighborhood a few weeks ago who asked where the local schools are and where the children play. Some of the people interviewed connected the man with a small, light-colored, possibly two-toned, yellow pickup.
That same day, police responded to an incident on High Street in which a man, driving a light-colored pickup, allegedly attempted to lure a child into his truck. The description of the man was the same.
Another incident occurred Tuesday at Wal-Mart when a mother saw a white male expose himself to her three-year-old daughter inside the store. Monroe said Wal-Mart employees followed the man out of the store and saw him leave in the aforementioned pickup, but were unable to get a license number.
"From that incident we got a little better description," said Monroe. "We are looking for a white male with dark hair and a receding hairline, possibly in his 30s. The description of his vehicle is a light-colored, older model pickup, small, maybe a Toyota. The color of the truck is possibly two-toned, maybe some shade of tan or yellow, and it has a lighter-colored topper on the back."
Peek asked that anyone with any information about the incidents call the Danville Police Department at (859) 238-1220.
"We want anyone who thinks he or she might have seen something that would help us to please call us," said Peek. "Again, we don't know that the incidents are related, but we don't want to take the chance. We want parents to be aware of the situation and take precautions. Talk to your children."