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a man hovering around an under 5's park...WITHOUT A CHILD Longford park, Chorlton

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phatbooty Sat 20-Jun-09 13:56:07

yes, I've seen it 3 times, he is oriental with glasses, short, bit on the chubby side, wearing a football top I also saw him with a tall elderly white man he looked decrepit visiting the pets corner....again with no children I know the park is for everyone...but just to say...keep a close eye....

phatbooty Sat 20-Jun-09 13:57:53

yes, I've seen it 3 times, he is oriental with glasses, short, bit on the chubby side, wearing a football top I also saw him with a tall elderly white man he looked decrepit visiting the pets corner....again with no children I know the park is for everyone...but just to say...keep a close eye....

hf128219 Sat 20-Jun-09 13:59:47

If you are so concerned you are posting about it I suggest you report him to the police.

hobbgoblin Sat 20-Jun-09 14:00:11

Is there a code I am not understanding?

Did he say "iz it cos I iz a bit on da chubby side?" when questioned?

LupusinaLlamasuit Sat 20-Jun-09 14:00:46

What are you actually trying to achieve here? Surely if you had real reason to be concerned, posting a dubious message here might come second to say, calling the police?

SoupDragon Sat 20-Jun-09 14:01:28

Just for you

Noonki Sat 20-Jun-09 14:20:00

I live about 10 minutes from longford park and often used to go to the pets corner before I had kids shock

poor bloke is probably just having a wander about.

Bibithree Sat 20-Jun-09 14:21:52

Oh my god, person spends time in public place! shock

ilovemydogandmrobama Sat 20-Jun-09 14:23:36

Yes, call the police. A man in the park without a child hmm

itwasntme Sat 20-Jun-09 14:29:49

This is outrageous.

Just tell him he is not welcome in the public park - him and his nasty old friend

It's gross, elderly people hanging out near pet's corner. Hound them out... the perverts!! Tell them they are not wanted!!

Or even better, call News of the world and catch them in the act!

LupusinaLlamasuit Sat 20-Jun-09 14:32:00

Just to be clear, I wasn't actually suggesting the OP call the police, and don't think hf was either. The issue is, why would you post on here, if you were really concerned with actual reason to be? As opposed to the stirring, slightly offensive nonsense the post seems to be...

lockets Sat 20-Jun-09 14:32:21

Message withdrawn

MaryMotherOfCheeses Sat 20-Jun-09 14:33:36

If you really think he's suspicious, you need to phone the police and let them deal with it.

roisin Sat 20-Jun-09 14:34:07

Why not speak to him? I was at a park once and a guy was hanging round outside the gate, but taking photos of the playpark (and presumably children) and some parents were uncomfortable, a few people discussed it with each other.

I went over and spoke to him and it turned out he was a grandparent with his grandson. So I just explained to him how it appeared and he came into the park, and engaged more closely with his grandson. We were both rather embarassed.

However, in the meantime it transpired that someone else had phoned the police, who turned up. Everyone was embarassed and mortified. Poor guy will probably never take his grandchildren out again. sad

pagwatch Sat 20-Jun-09 14:35:26

so what exactly are people supposed to do differently at this particular park. Do you mean that at all other parks, where they haven't been warned on mumsnet, parents should broadly ignore their children?

Bucharest Sat 20-Jun-09 14:36:25

What a sad indictment of the sicko world of DM readers we now inhabit.

Poor bloke.

How very dare people go out of their houses when they don't have children. hmm

hf128219 Sat 20-Jun-09 14:37:52

I just find it a very odd post indeed.

Bucharest Sat 20-Jun-09 14:41:15

Just laughing a bit if I reported every bloke on his own in our local park, I'd be at it full time 24/7. Retired men tend to meet up there, sit and watch the kiddies play, (and that is what they are doing, they're not messing about down their trousers while they do it) chew the fat for a bit.....It makes me feel safe if I'm in there with dd and there's a load of teen hoodies around for example...I always say to dp, well, I know it's OK because of all the old blokes in there who will come to my rescue.
Maybe I need to read more redtops.

frasersmummy Sat 20-Jun-09 14:42:09

oh my god a man taking an elderly perhaps relative to the pets corner of the local awful hmm

honestly give people the benefit of the doub

SoupDragon Sat 20-Jun-09 14:44:11

Did you join Mn specifically to make that post, phatbooty?

hf128219 Sat 20-Jun-09 14:45:18

Posted in Mumsnet Local Manchester too - Weird men in park.

Thunderduck Sat 20-Jun-09 14:46:28

Without a child?!

MaggieBeau Sat 20-Jun-09 14:50:10

Well, I question the wisdom of posting this thread, but if I'd noticed a man alone staring at children in the children's section of the park (which is what I presume you must mean?) several times, I'd ring the police. I would feel silly doing it, but there you go, I would do it. I wouldn't tell anybody I'd done it though, because I'd be afraid to be accused of being a dm reader or an alarmist.

onagar Sat 20-Jun-09 14:57:13

Lockets kinda made my point for me. But I am a man and I walk every day for exercise. If I spot you phatbooty I'll be sure to report a stalker and solve the problem by having your kind kept out of our public parks

HecatesTwopenceworth Sat 20-Jun-09 15:11:22

Maybe he's a danger. Maybe he likes to get out for a walk. maybe - horror of horrors - he likes watching kids play (I do, I think they're sweet and it's nice and relaxing to watch them play and laugh..but I don't have a penis, so I suppose that's ok.)

I mean, come on. It's not like he was fiddling with himself under a flashing mac, is it?

Men are people too. Please let's not demonise them or act like they aren't allowed anywhere except the pub and the betting shop hmm

If you are concerned about his behaviour, (something real, not Man Walks In Park) call the non-emergency number for your local police station. If not, then I think you need to take a deep breath and get a grip.

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