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HARTSELLE, AL (WAFF) -
A man acting suspiciously with children in Hartselle has parents on edge and has caused a social networking fire storm. Police said he has not committed a crime, but they do want residents to be aware of the situation.
A picture going around and around on Facebook shows a red Chevy truck the man was driving when he approached children last week. Hartselle Police said man in his late seventies. Police said they have received one reported incident involving two kids and are aware of another one involving an adult and a child.
Two children were in a yard on Sunshine Street when the man reportedly drove and asked them to give him a hug. They said no, and the elderly man drove away. In another incident on nearby Elizabeth Drive, the man drove up to a woman who was with a young girl and said something to them.
Police said they spoke to the man's wife and an his adult child who told investigators they have taken away his keys and he will not drive anymore. Police said the man has no criminal record.
Hartselle PD has an extra patrol roaming that area. Police encourage anyone who sees any suspicious behavior to call them at (256) 773-6534. To see the Hartselle Police Department Facebook page, click here.