Morristown Students Report Suspicious Man Offered Them Ride
Morristown police say they will investigate Friday's event from two MHS students.
Morristown police said they are asking the public for any information regarding a report from two Morristown High School students who said that a suspicious man had offered them a ride in his pickup truck on Friday evening.
According to police, the two students reported what they considered a suspicious incident at about 7:30 p.m. on Friday near 14 Early Street.
The students, males who are 14 and 16 years old, said they were walking to a sporting event at the high school when a male sitting in a parked newer pickup truck, white with orange lettering on the side, offered them a ride, according to a police report. The man also made a comment about food the students were carrying, according to information from Morristown police.
The male did not follow or do anything else to the students, the report said. The students ignored the man, returned to the school, and reported the incident, according to police. Officer DeAnna Dietrich, the school resource officer on duty, contacted additional patrols. A check of the area was performed, but the vehicle was gone by then, the police report said.
The students described the male as a middle aged man, with a long grey beard and wearing a beige baseball cap, police said. The white pickup truck was described as somewhat resembling a landscaping vehicle, the students told police.
Police said the circumstances of the incident and description provided of the man do not appear to be similar to any previous suspicious activity reports.
However, Morristown police said in issuing news of the incident that the department takes every report of suspicious activity seriously and gives importance to keeping the public informed.
Anyone with information or who witnessed anything suspicious is encouraged to contact Morristown Police Department Detective Keith Hudson at 973-292-6656. Additional information may be provided anonymously through Morris County Crime Stoppers at 973-COP-CALL, police said.