Police: Elderly man approaching children found to have ‘no ill intent’

June 6, 2024

LUDINGTON — An investigation by the Ludington Police Department of reports of an elderly man asking children if they wanted a ride determined that it was a man suffering from dementia who had no “ill intent.”

“Wednesday evening, Ludington Police Department received several reports of an elderly white male, driving a tan pickup truck asking children if they wanted a ride,” states a post on the Ludington Police Department Facebook page Thursday, June 6. “With assistance from the community, LPD officers were able to identify the subject.

“As the investigation has continued, we have been able to determine that the elderly male subject in question is suffering from dementia, and had/has no ill intent. LPD staff have communicated with the subject’s family to provide additional assistance and offer resources.

“Ludington Police Department would like to thank all those members of the community that provided tips and information. We would also like to encourage the community to use this incident as an opportunity to have conversations with your children about the dangers that communicating with any unknown person brings.”

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