Two fifth grade girls cut through a Harrison Street yard and ran to school Wednesday morning to avoid a driver police have labeled as "suspicious" and are seeking information on.
The girls told police that they noticed the driver, a white man with a long beard that curls at the bottom, driving a small blue car as they were walking to the Alexander Hamilton School on Harrison Street around 8:45 a.m., according to Det. Capt. Steve Sarinelli. Sarinelli said as the girls slowed their walking, the car also slowed and when the girls began to run, the car sped up.
Using the yard as a cut through, the girls were able to get to Mills Street and then safely make it to school, immediately reporting the incident when they arrived around 8:55 a.m.
Sarinelli said the girls did not make contact with the driver, including by speaking, and the driver did not get out of his vehicle. Officers searched the area but were unable to find a man matching the description the girls provided.
Anyone with information on the incident should contact the Morristown Police Department at 973-292-6737.