Authorities searching for man who approached jogger in Moss Bluff

The following is a news release from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office:

Lake Charles – On Monday, March 28, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office was notified of an incident that occurred in the Moss Bluff area Between 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

A 15-year-old girl was jogging in her neighborhood when she was approached by a man driving a pick-up truck.  The man offered the girl something in a bag; however, she refused and ran away.  He continued to follow the girl, but she managed to elude him by cutting through yards in the neighborhood and made it home safely.

The driver of the truck is described as a man, possibly in his 50's, with shaggy gray hair, and with a possible marking or tattoo on his left hand or arm.  The man was driving an early model utility-type pick-up truck, off white or light gray in color, with what looks like a non-professional paint job, no tailgate, and 2 fabricated raised sides on the bed of the truck.

Residents are asked to be on the lookout for the truck described above.  If anyone sees it, knows of its whereabouts, or know of any similar incidents, please call Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office at 491-3605 or call 911.

CPSO Detective Mark Clarke is the lead investigator on this case.