An incident Friday involving a teenager being approached as she got in her vehicle sparked incorrect rumors about what happened, Darien police said in a news release.
Nothing in the Monday afternoon announcement indicates a crime was committed or that there is evidence a crime was even attempted. But police say they are actively investigating the matter.
According to the release, at about 11:45 p.m. police responded to a report of the incident near the intersection of Glenvale Avenue and Christie Hill Road.
Police were told that a white, four-door Jeep Wrangler with a black top had been parked on the street nearby. When the female got in the car, parked in front of her home, someone in the Jeep got out and approached her car on foot. The female (police didn’t say if the female was a teenage girl or young woman) “was able to drive off quickly without further incident.”
The whole incident took place within about 30 seconds; no one was injured, and there was no physical contact between the person approaching and the female. There wasn’t even any damage to property.
Police are “aware of several pieces of misinformation concerning the incident that have been circulating through email and social media,” the news release said.
“At this time, we have no reason to believe that the subject had a weapon, nor is there any evidence that the female was targeted,” the release said. Police detectives are actively investigating the matter, canvassing the neighborhood and looking over surveillance video recordings.
“We ask that anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or may have information, is asked to call the Darien Police Detective Division at (203) 662-5330.”