Rumors about a pedophile getting busted at the University Park Pool (now the Holmes Aquatic Center if you want to get technical) last week were spreading quickly. But hold on. The only true part is that there was a man near the pool. The pedophile and busted part just aren’t true. In fact, that part about the mystery man being inside the pool gates wasn’t true either. Chief Adams responded.
In reference to the matter that occurred at the pool last Thursday; be advised that a w/m was observed by the lifeguards sitting in his car parked outside the fence of the pool. He was never inside the pool area. They called it in as they felt it was suspicious. Officers arrived and made contact with the individual who related that he was eating his lunch and reading the paper while parked there. The individual is not a known pedophile or a registered pedophile and had no criminal record. We get about two calls a year about individuals sitting in their cars watching the kids in the pool from our life guards who try to be vigilant about this matter.
But truly, it sounds kind of creepy for a guy to be sitting there eating lunch and reading the paper near loads of kids. Hey, I wonder if the cops noticed a glove? Developing.