An incident near a Pasco County school bus stop has an entire neighborhood frightened.
Two young girls told deputies a man in a car asked them to perform sexual acts.
It happened just before 8 a.m. Thursday morning.
Two girls walking along Ironware Drive near Pleasure Drive got the scare of their lives when a creeper stopped and asked for sex.
A neighbor’s security camera recorded the girls, ages 12 and 14, walking to their bus stop.
A man driving a silver 4-door, possibly a Hyundai Genisis, slows, then stops.He takes off when he spots the school bus.
“They were scared. They were in shock. And they tell me they wish they would have done more. But they were scared,” said the girls’ mother, Jill, who asked we not use her last name.
She said the incident traumatized them and it makes her wonder about safety in the neighborhood.
“It scares me to think that my daughters can’t even walk down the street to get on the school bus, ya know? 7:40 in the morning, my children should be able to walk down the street,” said Jill.
Parents are convinced, this isn’t the first time the same guy has struck.
Two months ago, another mother believes he approached her 14-year-old daughter as she checked the mailbox.
“By the time I heard her screaming, that I came out, I ran a little bit towards where the car was, he was too fast for me. I couldn’t get his tag or anything,” said Natalie, who also asked not to use her last name.
This time, the creeper didn’t mention sex.
“She says that what she heard him say was ‘come here, come here.’ And that’s when she ran and started screaming,” said Natalie.
The school bus stop incident is prompting these parents to make changes in their routines.
“They’re not leaving my sight. I’m [driving] them to the bus stop every day,” said Jill.
For the creeper, Natalie has this message.
“He really needs to stop doing this. He needs to turn himself in. I think this is very very very wrong, what he’s doing. Especially to little girls.They’re terrified,” said Natalie.
The sad thing is, their bus stop is only two streets away.