Police search for suspect in attempted abduction of two 11-year-old girls

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A man exposed himself and offered money to two 11-year-old girls, according to police, who consider the case an attempted abduction.

“I’m still shocked, I can’t believe it,” said Joe, the father of one of the victims, who did not want us to report the family’s last name.

Investigators with the Greenfield Police Department say the man parked across from a playground in the 200 block of Switch Grass Drive around 3 p.m. Monday. He got out of his PT Cruiser, showed the girls a large amount of money and tried to get them to come with him.

“He was counting money over the steering wheel of his car,” said Lisa, the victim’s mother. “She said he fanned it around like there was a lot of money there.”

The girls didn’t approach him. The man went back to his vehicle, put his money inside and walked back toward the playground. Police said he pulled down his pants and exposed himself. The girls ran to an apartment to get help and report what happened.

“They came in frantic(ly) screaming, ‘there’s a guy pulling his pants down, he tried to get us!’ Lisa said.

She came outside to see the man get into his vehicle and leave. The car was a silver PT Cruiser with a white license plate. One of the taillights was out.

The suspect was described as 5’7” to 5’11” with a bald head or very short hair. He had no facial hair or other distinguishing marks and wore dark sunglasses. The victims had also seen the man and his vehicle at the apartment complex on Friday.

“I hope he gets arrested and gets prosecuted and gets off the streets so he can’t do anything like this to another child or something worse,” said family friend Lisa Jeffries.

Anyone with information should contact the Greenfield Police Department at (317) 477-4410.