Washington County Sheriff's Office Identify 86-Year-Old Passing Out Candy in Ackerman's Grove County Park

Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of two girls reporting a man handing out candy and asking if they wanted any on Monday night at Ackerman’s Grove County Park, located at 4875 CTH Z in the Town of Polk.

The Sheriff’s Office has identified the person in regards to the suspicious situation at Ackermann’s Park. Acting on a tip from a citizen who was familiar with this person, a detective made contact with an 86-year old Town of West Bend man. The caller knew this man had offered candy to children in restaurants in the past, matched the physical description provided and drove a similar vehicle.

The man readily admitted that he was in fact the person in the park and had offered children some candy.

According to Washington County Sheriff’s Office, it is believed that the man had no bad intentions and has been known to do similar acts of kindness in the past. The man now understands that is not a good idea to do that and will stop. The man has no criminal history; there will be no criminal charges in this matter.

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