August 20, 2018
Released by Lt. B. Henderson
PITTSBURG, KAN. –
On Saturday night, August 18, 2018, at approximately 8:00 PM, two female students from Pittsburg State University reported being approached by two unknown persons while on the parking lot of the McDonald’s restaurant, located at 1125 S. Broadway St. in Pittsburg. The students reported one of the unknown persons, an unidentified female subject, attempted to redirect one of the students to go back into the restaurant, claiming they had dropped something. This particular student knew they had not dropped anything while they were inside the restaurant, and suspected these two unknown subjects were trying to get them to go back into the restaurant for possibly untoward reasons. Both of the students subsequently left the area without further contact with the two unknown subjects and without any incident. This incident is still under investigation at this time, but there have been no indications of criminal activity as yet discovered.
The Pittsburg Police Department would like to take this opportunity to remind our community members to be mindful of their surroundings at all times and to be cautious while speaking with unknown persons, especially those who approach you for unapparent reasons. Please stay in areas with good lighting, move purposefully and with a confident demeanor, avoid alleyways if at all possible, park vehicles in well-lit areas near your destination and avoid texting while walking so as to be more aware of your surroundings. Additionally, please do not remain alone in isolated or unoccupied areas, let someone else know of your destination and approximate return time and be aware of what you are posting on social media concerning your current location or itinerary.
The investigation into this incident is ongoing at this time. Anyone having information related to this incident, or crimes, is urged to contact the Pittsburg Police Department at (620) 231-1700, or at our tip line, (620) 231-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous.