UPDATE: Police release new details on Fairhope ‘stranger danger’ scare

Baldwin County

UPDATE 1/3/2019 12:40 P.M.

The Fairhope Police Department on Thursday released some new information about the man they’re looking to identify in a “stranger danger” situation.

According to police, the man and a woman were in a gold 4-door Saturn when they pulled up to a home where children were playing on December 27.

“The children ran inside and told an adult.  When the adult came outside the occupants of the vehicle informed her they were looking for a female who they thought lived at the location, to give her flowers. After speaking to the adult from the residence, the occupants threw the flowers on the ground and left the area,” police said in a news release.

Police say they have not received any reports of similar activity, and at this time they do not believe a crime was committed. 

Police are asking for anyone with additional information to contact them.


FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WKRG) — A mother in Fairhope tells News 5 about what many are calling a bizarre encounter with a stranger.

Lauren Dorgan has lived in the Summer Lake neighborhood with her husband and children for 10 years. She said last week, a couple she didn’t know pulled into her driveway in a beat-up car and tried to talk to her son and his friend. Dorgan said the kids immediately ran inside to get her.

“He rolled down the window and told me that he thought the lady of the house might like some flowers,” Dorgan said. “So he opened up the door and dropped out a bouquet of flowers that were wrapped in cellephane like you’d find at a grocery store. And then he said ‘you taught your kids well because they ran from a stranger.'”

Dorgan said she was shocked to see this happen in such a safe, quiet neighborhood where children play outside all of the tme, and wants people in the area to be aware of what happened. She reported the incident to police.

Two other people in Fairhope responded to a Facebook post of the encounter, claiming they saw the car as well. One person said the couple threw flowers from the car, the other said the couple approached their children.

According to the police department, the incident is on their radar, but they don’t believe the neighborhood has a reason to be alarmed.

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