Runners warned about suspicious man at Iroquois Park
Police say he's been following and approaching female runners.
LOUISVILLE, Ky (WDRB) - The warning is detailed and it's posted on the bulletin board at Iroquois Park.
It says a heavy-set man in his 20s driving a silver sedan has been following and approaching female runners.
"It terrifies me because you see it every Sunday, you see ladies by themselves. Every evening you'll see people out here alone," said Cindy Linville, who runs through the park weekly.
She said she has a group she runs with and they all make a point to be very observant.
"I think the most important thing for us women to do if we're running is to just not look like a victim," she said.
Police confirm they did get a call on Friday concerning a jogger but no one in a silver sedan was found.
Linville says more police presence at Iroquois Park is needed.
"Having more police officers patrol the park and just being near the area in case there's an issue would be great," Linville said.
Linville believes the problem is getting worse.
"I think people are getting a little more bold. I think they feel like they can target women, especially if they're by themselves. You have to keep a watchful eye on everything, not just your kids anymore," she told WDRB.
Linville says it's also important to be able to defend yourself.
"I have a stun gun that doubles as a flashlight that I carry with me if I'm ever by myself, especially if I'm by myself with my children," Linville said.
Officials say if you ever feel threatened, call police immediately.
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