FOLEY, Ala. (WALA) - Foley Police are taking extra precautions after a suspicious man was reported near a popular Baldwin County daycare.
Investigators said it is unknown if the man spotted in a wooded area near Kid Plus Child Development Center in Foley was watching children play or simply passing through an unofficial path that leads to a local supermarket. Police, however, are commending the child care center for taking the precaution anyway and notifying them.
Detectives said at least two teachers spotted the individual on Friday, October 11. One of them reported that it appeared as though he was crouched down in the woods, possibly watching them.
Authorities told FOX10 when a teacher tried to confront the individual he walked off.
Investigators said they have beefed up patrols in the area and combed the woods for any clues.
Foley Police said, as a precaution, they are also looking through local sex offender files and even digging into custody battles involving children at the daycare.
Call it a sign of the times, but police said they would rather be safe than sorry.
Meanwhile daycare employees tell FOX10 they notified parents about the report.
Kid Plus said safety is their number one priority, as seen by the numerous security doors and panic buttons around the necks of its employees.
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