HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Huntsville Police Department has a strong warning for women. It’s specific to those who are pregnant, but can apply to anyone. One of the department’s cases involves a reported incident near a doctor’s office.
“It is your right to feel safe where ever you are in the city of Huntsville,” said Huntsville Police Department Spokesman Harry Hobbs.
One woman’s right was put in jeopardy. The woman’s mother, who called WHNT NEWS 19, did not want to be identified. She and her daughter called police.
“She said her daughter, who is pregnant, had an encounter with an individual who made her daughter very uncomfortable,” added Hobbs.
The mother told WHNT NEWS 19 a man approached the 36-week pregnant woman as she walked to her car in a parking deck on Huntsville Hospital property.
The pregnant woman says the man asked if she was having a girl. The woman replied yes and the man asked if she wanted to get rid of it.
Huntsville Police want to find that man. The department’s spokesman also wants that soon-to-be mother, or anyone else to know investigators are concerned.
“Anytime anyone feels threatened, it is serious to us. We want to tell anyone that is at any hospital or doctor’s office parking lot, to give us a call if you get approached in a threatening or discouraging way,” added Hobbs.
Investigators don’t have a lot to go on, but are looking for a white man, in his 50s, who drives an older model truck.
“Although, that may be a little vague, we are going to work that as best we can,” added Hobbs.
Huntsville Police want to hear from anyone who might have heard of this happening. A spokeswoman for Huntsville Hospital told WHNT NEWS 19 they are looking into the woman’s claims.