Third grader kissed by stranger at Sterling Heights park - FOX13 News, WHBQ FOX 13

Third grader kissed by stranger at Sterling Heights park

Posted: Updated:
A third grader was kissed by a stranger at Farmstead Park in Sterling Heights. (Credit: WJBK | myFOXDetroit.com) A third grader was kissed by a stranger at Farmstead Park in Sterling Heights. (Credit: WJBK | myFOXDetroit.com)
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. (myFOXDetroit.com) -

It was around 2:00 p.m. Tuesday.  The park was packed.  A third grade class was on a field trip. A teacher noticed a young man acting odd and then he approached a little girl on the playscape.

"Kid approximately 20 years old rode up on his bicycle and kissed the third grader.  One of the teachers noticed and the kid took off on his bike," a man told us.

He is one of the parents that received a letter earlier this week informing them of the disturbing incident that happened at Farmstead Park.  Around 70 third graders from nearby Jack Harvey Elementary were at the park for an end of the school year celebration.  A teacher noticed a guy on a bike.  He was acting a little strange like he could be mentally slow.  When a basketball bounced into the parking lot, he picked it up, threw it back to the kids, then approached a little girl and kissed her on the lips.

The park is a neighborhood favorite.  It has it all -- basketball, swings and the best monkey bars.  A place to have fun has turned into a place to worry until the man is caught.

The guy police are looking for is described as a white male around 18 to 20 years old.  He is about six feet tall, 180 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.  He was wearing a tan shirt, khaki shorts and had a small black backpack.  He was riding a dark colored ten speed bicycle, leading police to believe he may live near the park.

Police tell us the teacher did the right thing that day at the park getting the guy away from the kids, but they need to find him and figure out why he did what he did so they can keep him from doing it to any other little kids.

  • Ronnie DahlRonnie DahlMore>>

  • Tucker Cipriano, Mitchell Young arraigned in circuit court

    Tucker Cipriano, Mitchell Young arraigned in circuit court

    Sunday, June 9 2013 10:38 PM EDT2013-06-10 02:38:07 GMT
    Tucker Cipriano and Mitchell Young both entered pleas of not guilty Tuesday in the brutal attack on Tucker's family.  We're learning both of their attorneys want separate trials.
    Tucker Cipriano and Mitchell Young both entered pleas of not guilty Tuesday in the brutal attack on Tucker's family.  We're learning both of their attorneys want separate trials.
  • Tucker Cipriano, Mitchell Young headed to trial

    Tucker Cipriano, Mitchell Young headed to trial

    Sunday, June 9 2013 10:36 PM EDT2013-06-10 02:36:59 GMT
    A brutal baseball bat murder shocked metro Detroit and helped to spark the crackdown on synthetic marijuana.  Now the two young men accused in that attack are heading to trial.
    A brutal baseball bat murder shocked metro Detroit and helped to spark the crackdown on synthetic marijuana.  Now the two young men accused in that attack are heading to trial.
  • Guns confiscated in raid of suspected drug house

    Guns confiscated in raid of suspected drug house

    Saturday, February 23 2013 11:33 PM EST2013-02-24 04:33:03 GMT
    An AK-47, three other long guns and two handguns are now off the streets of Detroit. The weapons were confiscated by Wayne County Sherrif's deputies during a raid at a suspected drug house.
    An AK-47, three other long guns and two handguns are now off the streets of Detroit. The weapons were confiscated by Wayne County Sherrif's deputies during a raid at a suspected drug house.
Powered by WorldNow

WHBQ-TV | Fox 13
485 S. Highland St.
Memphis, TN 38111

Main Station: (901) 320-1313
Newsroom: (901) 320-1340

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices