My sister-in-law's kids go to St. Catherine's and just this morning a man in a car followed some 6th grade gals walking to school and tried to get them into his car. They refused his offers and continued to school as quickly as possible once they got closer to the school a parent noticed what was going on and approached him and he speed off. The police came and were given some sort of description which we have not heard yet. My sister is hoping something will come home today in her Wednesday envelope.>
Obviously, this was a situation that ended up ok for these ladies but I am just warning as many people as I can that there is a man out there obviously wanting to do something bad. Please stay on the alert and let as many people know as you can. God Bless,
Then another e-mail followed:
Okay, I'm home and here's the scoop....
A man followed (on foot I believe) the girls onto the school campus. Once the kids identified him, BPD knew who he was and where he lived (on Burlingame Ave above Sephora). The man was arrested and charged with annoying a minor. The only good news is that he is now in the database and they can more easily track him, etc.
Sorry if I freaked you out w/the earlier note. I was at work, read it and wanted to pass it along asap.
The next day the following article appeared in the Daily Journal:
Man Arrested For Trying To Pick Up Girls
Daily Journal staff report
A man attempting to give young girls a ride in his Mercedes was arrested by Burlingame police when a passing motorist noticed the suspicious circumstances.
At approximately 7:40 a.m., two girls were walking to school on the 200 block of Primrose Road. A man, identified as Burlingame resident James Richard Evans, 50, was standing nearby and asked the girls if they wanted to go for a ride, according to police. He tried to sweeten the deal by offering that he had a Mercedes. The girls were frightened and began to run from the man, according to police. A passing motorist saw the two girls running with terrified looks on their faces? as the man followed them. The driver made a U-turn and pulled up to the girls who had just entered the St. Catherine de Sienna school parking lot. The driver asked the girls if they needed help and borrowed a cell phone from one of the girls to call police, according to police. The driver followed the man as he walked toward Lorton Avenue and flagged down two police officers in the area. Evans was arrested after he tried to run away, according to police.
The e-mails spread quickly. The newspaper article was tucked away neatly on page 5 between the Government Watch and the 2006 Election Journal. Ironically on page 1 of the same newspaper is an article titled SPEIER LAW TOUGH ON SEX CRIMES. It would almost be laughable if it didn't make me sick to my stomach.
WAKE UP BURLINGAME!!! This man was hunting!!! He woke up early in the morning. He got dressed and went hunting. And he was looking for just the right prey. Our children. He knew what he wanted. He tried to lure them into his car. When they said no he tried to convince them he had an expensive car. When they tried to run he went after them. He was arrested. He was charged with annoying a minor?. Is he released? I don't know. Allegedly he lives in the Burlingame hotel above Sephora. That is very convenient. That is within walking distance from his hunting ground. He has at least 7 or 8 hunting grounds to choose from. Actually if you take into account the girls that walk into Sephora it is like a lion who waits at the watering hole for the animals to drink and then takes them down. I wonder am I the only person that thinks of these things. Why am I spitting angry? Why am I angry that there is so much talk about so much crap on these blogs but not about these kinds of things? Why not get rid of the garbage that is living in these hotels. Not the legitimate low income folks. God Bless them that is a great place for them. But I mean those that want to fight and drink and make a problem. Those that want to stand naked at the windows. Those that want to think they can come to my town do these things to my towns' children. Why is this man still here? Why hasn't his picture been circulated to all the schools and all the parents and all the storefronts in the entire town? Why is the Daily Journal the ONLY paper that carried this story? Why not the 5 o'clock, 6 o'clock, 11o'clock news? Barry Bonds took steroids and we heard about it on every news station and every newspaper and every newsmagazine for months. WHO CARES? I don't care if he takes birth control pills. But if you come after my kid you better keep moving because I will not sleep until you are gone. As far as I am concerned this man JAMES RICHARD EVANS is no longer welcomed in Burlingame. He doesn't get a second chance. No help. No rehabilitation. NOPE. GONE. Because the next time we might not be so lucky. Remember Richard Allen Davis. He lived amongst us in San Mateo. We got lucky that time. Then he moved on and hunted somewhere else. Please don't just read this and then take a sip of coffee and then go on to the next thing you are doing. Ask yourself. What if? What if they that passing motorist didn't see those girls? What if he caught them? What if they said yes? What if he does it again? What if they were your girls? How close does it have to come?
- Written by coachezwife