Woman warns females about suspicious man at Iroquois Park


by WHAS11.com


Posted on July 15, 2014 at 4:32 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 15 at 6:43 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11)-- A young woman is warning of a suspicious man following female runners in Iroquois Park.

Rachel says she was running alone last Thursday morning when she noticed a man following her.

"A man started to approach me and I ignored him and kept running but then again a couple hundred yards later he's in his vehicle riding along side me," she said.

"Couple minutes later he was in his vehicle again coming down the hill after me halfway in the running lane halfway on the road screaming out his window, hey hey," Rachel said.

She soon found out a friend and fellow runner had also ran into the man on separate occasions on the same day.

That's why she decided to make this sign to warn runners to be on the lookout.

On the sign, Rachel describes the man as a "25ish heavy-set man with shaved blond hair driving a silver sedan."

LMPD officer Todd Hale says they have stepped up patrols in the park since learning of these incidents.

"When officers ride in that area, when they are in between runs they are making trips back through the park more often than usual just for some police visibility, make people that are using the park feel a little more safe," Hale said.

Hale recommends running or walking in a group if possible and staying aware of your surroundings.

Rachel says she did not post the sign to keep runners away, just to be more aware. She says she still feels safe running in the park.