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Woman has unnerving encounter while walking in Lake Country

May 27, 2019 - 12:10 PM

LAKE COUNTRY - Local Mounties want to speak to the man who scared a Lake Country woman by tailing her in his car and snapping pictures as she was out walking.

Lake Country RCMP received a report May 26 at 9:11 p.m. of a suspicious encounter that reportedly took place approximately 45 minutes earlier, in the area of Davidson Road and Artela Road. Police were told that the adult man, associated to a charcoal grey SUV believed to be a Ford Explorer, pulled to the side of the road ahead of a woman, who diverted down an alleyway off Davidson Road.

“As the woman stood in the alley, the suspect vehicle drove alongside her and seemingly snapped a photograph of her with an electronic device,” said Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey of the Kelowna RCMP, in a press release.

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“In an effort to get away and out of sight, the woman fled on foot westbound along Davidson Road and turned onto Artela Road. She was frightened to once again encounter the man in his SUV, who allegedly took a second photograph of the woman."

Fearing for her safety, the complainant ran to a nearby house, and called her spouse to pick her up. The suspect vehicle was last seen travelling down Davidson Road towards Okanagan Centre Road East.

The suspect was described to police as a male in his 50s, standing approximately 5'8", weighing 220 lbs., with a large muscular build, bald, clean shaven and seen wearing a blue jacket.

If you know the identity of the unknown male, or you have any additional information that could assist police in their ongoing investigation, you are asked to contact the Lake Country RCMP Detachment at 250-766-2288. Or remain completely anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or by leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net.

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