Letters to the editor: Warning to area parents!

Dear parents and community members.

My 13 year old son was taking a walk in Ferncliff Forest, checking out the fish and exploring nature.  He thought a man (~50 years old) was following him and so he started walking in erratic directions and quickly realized that the man was indeed following him.  The man propositioned my son to come into the woods for a “little fun” with him.  My son escaped to the parking lot and a young couple in the Forest called the State Troopers.  The police didn’t arrest the man because he “never touched” my son.  Apparently, according to the police there have been several unsafe incidents in Ferncliff Forest. The local troopers told me that Ferncliff Forest attracts transients’ etc.

PLEASE DO NOT GO ALONE!!! We as parents need constant reminders that these pedophiles and egregious people are everywhere and we must never let our guard down.

Carol Ann Michetti-Stracher