May 11, 2017
At 8:30 p.m. Wednesday evening, Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call from the 1100 block of Madison View Drive in Forest. The caller reported that at 6:15 a.m. Wednesday morning he witnessed, from his third floor apartment, a man driving an older model gold colored Mercedes attempting to talk to his 12 year old daughter in the parking lot of their apartment. His daughter was walking their dog at the time. The caller said he did not know the man and described him as a white male with a beard, chubby build and his shirt was unbuttoned. The caller also stated approximately a month ago his daughter advised him she saw a man near the trash compacter at the apartment complex, who attempted to talk to her. She said that man was the same man she saw Wednesday morning. The father said he did not call Wednesday morning because he wanted to wait and see if the vehicle returned later.
Anyone with information on this incident can call the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office at 540-586-7827 or submit an anonymous tip.