SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Springfield Police said they need the public’s help finding a man who is following women around town.
In a tweet sent Thursday afternoon, Springfield Police said a man is flagging down women and following them to a parking lot to tell them they have a flat tire.
Police said on more than one occasion, the man has approached the woman with a tire gauge and asked them to get out of their car so he can show them the flat tire. According to Springfield Police, none of the women had a flat tire.
These incidents happened during daylight hours between March 16 and April 3, 2022.
This is the description Springfield Police shared of the man and his car:
- Tall, white man
- Mid 20s or early 30s
- Beard, brown/red hair
- Muscular build
- Driving a 4-door red sedan, possibly a 2014 Chevy Cruz with a moon/sunroof
Springfield Police said two incidents have been reported in Springfield, and one incident was reported near Strafford.
The pictures Springfield Police shared were taken on East Battlefield Road at Kimbrough in Springfield on March 16.
Springfield Police Public Affairs Officer Cris Swaters said according to the three reports, the man did not harm the women he approached.
“If you get pulled over by someone that you don’t know and is not a uniformed officer, first of all, don’t get out of the car and call 911,” Swaters said. “Let them know exactly what’s happening, what does the vehicle look like, what does the person look like. Anything that is out of place, call 911 and let them know.”
Police asked anyone who recognizes the car or the man by his description to call 417-864-1810 or make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at 417-869-TIPS.
“The most important thing that we’re looking for is that if this has happened to you, we need to know about it, we want to know about it,” Swaters said. “Please call us to file a report. We have heard and we have seen that a lot of people people said something on NextDoor or Facebook that something similar had happened to them but maybe they didn’t file a report. Anyone, if something similar has happened to you, please let us know.”