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Waterford Police: Man Claims He's a Doctor, Wants to Check Kids for Ticks

Police are looking for a man who reportedly approached children on a Waterford school playground, questioned them about the local schools and claimed to be a doctor.

Patch file photo
Patch file photo

A man claiming to be a doctor walked up to children playing on a Connecticut playground and told them he wanted to check them for a new variety of tick.

The incident took place at Quaker Hill Elementary School in Waterford on Monday, June 30, according to Waterford Police. The man reportedly inquired about area schools and what grade the children were in, before leaving the playground.

The man came back to the playground and that’s when he told the children about the ticks. The Waterford Police Department posted the following description on its Facebook page:

“The male is said to be a white male, approximately 6’0 tall, 200 lbs., with dark brown hair [and] wearing a dark blue sport jacket with brown pants and black shoes. The vehicle was possibly a newer model white Audi 4dr with Connecticut Registration.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Spearrin at 860-442-9451 and reference case number 2014-01286.


Visit the National Crime Prevention Council website for tips on teaching children about personal safety and strangers.

Jim July 01, 2014 at 07:47 PM
I am betting he did not enunciate properly when he said he wanted to check for TICKS
chuck July 01, 2014 at 11:17 PM
When apprehended he should be placed in a jail cell with 1000 ticks in the mattress. That'll fix this bastard. Or as Jim has suggested....placed in a cell with 1000 TICKS?? Everyday we read about more and more of these freak perverts. There should be no trials. We need to start castrating these creeps and throw them into general prison population with a note pinned to them saying, "I'm here for molesting kids."
Molly Woonsocket July 02, 2014 at 07:00 AM
No trial? What? I bet if a couple of kids came pointing to you and said "There he is, he exposed himself to us" you would want a trial....I agree they are the worst of the worst but come on dude, what the hell are you thinking?
chuck July 02, 2014 at 09:01 PM
Yeah...I know...he's gonna get a trial. I'm just being a little over the top, but my frustration with the proliferation of these freaks has reached a new level. If caught and then found guilty, he should be castrated and imprisoned like I said. Sick of these molesters hovering around our playgrounds and ball fields.
Dave G July 03, 2014 at 06:40 AM
He's a sick man

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