Suspicious stalker incident

A hooded stranger pursued a 16-year-old female for several blocks while she was walking alone in Fernie last week.

A hooded stranger pursued a 16-year-old female for several blocks while she was walking alone in Fernie last week.

The teenaged female was walking along Second Ave. at around noon on October 14 when she realized she was being followed.

The pursuer followed the teenager for seven blocks while she tried to evade him by taking different roads. Eventually, she confronted the male and he asked her for her name. The male victim then ran off and no physical contact was made.

Sgt. Lorne Craig called the incident “suspicious” and wants to encourage anyone else who has been subject to a similar occurrence to come forward to Elk Valley RCMP.

“We just want to draw attention to this suspicious act,” explained Sgt. Craig “as it potentially could have been more serious.”

Sgt. Craig noted that it could have been just a single suspicious occurrence but that if it has happened repeatedly, it is something the RCMP wants to look into.

The male has been described as six feet tall with brown scruffy facial hair, a balding head and wearing a black hoodie and black hockey pants with a stripe down the side.