MONTCLAIR, NJ - A juvenile reported to Clifton Police that a driver, naked from the waist down, stopped to ask for directions. This incident comes nearly two weeks after a similar incident was reported by two 11-year-olds in Montclair. 

According to Montclair's interim Superintendent Nathan Parker, a juvenile reported that a driver pulled up to them Thursday while walking to ask for directions. Apparently, when the juvenile saw that the driver was naked from the waist down, the juvenile fled the scene and the driver drove off.

Additional patrols have been assigned surrounding the Montclair schools, as a precaution, Parker added.

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Nearly two weeks ago, on January 24, a similar incident occurred in Montclair on Park Street near Buckingham Road. According to Montclair Police officials, two eleven year old females reported that they were approached by a minivan as they walked home, when the operator asked for directions to Bloomfield Avenue.

The juveniles stated that the driver was also not wearing pants. 

Please see Parker's statement below on today's incident:

Dear Parents/Guardians and Staff,

This morning, the Montclair Police Department reported a lewdness incident in Clifton. A driver pulled up to a juvenile that was walking to ask for directions. The juvenile saw that the driver was naked from the waist down.  The juvenile immediately fled the scene and the driver drove off in the opposite direction. It should be noted that the driver never asked nor gestured for the juvenile to enter his vehicle.

Please remind your children never to approach a vehicle they are not familiar with at any time, encourage them to walk with friends when possible, and always be mindful of their surroundings. It is important that they report any circumstance of stranger danger. No details are too small and they should know to call 911 for help and a swift response. Naturally times to be extra cautious would be arrival and dismissal.

The Montclair Police Department ran extra patrols this morning around our schools as a precaution. They are on notice to provide additional attention at dismissal as well.

 

Sincerely,

Nathan N. Parker

Interim Superintendent