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Man aggressively approaches two women

Posted: 8:31 AM, Jun 01, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-01 14:10:01Z

Police and a woman on the receiving end of a proposition have different opinions after a woman was approached in broad daylight.

Karena Miller says she was walking down Mason Street when a man aggressively tried to get her into his car. She told FOX 47 she has never experienced anything like it, and she isn't taking the situation lightly.

"He then became kind of forceful and he said, 'I said get in' and I said 'no,'" Miller said.

According to Miller, a man in his 50s or 60s driving a white car approached her around noon Wednesday. He took off after she called police, but he circled around the block a few times. She took to Facebook to warn others. Soon, another woman came forward about a similar experience.

"A lot of people are very concerned about this going on. If I'm going to be approached, if other women are going to be approached, this could happen to anyone."

A day later, Miller is still in shock.

"I never thought I would become a victim like this. Had I not followed my instincts, and called the police or walked away, I feel that anything could have happened."

As a mother, Karena said she is definitely going to pay closer attention when out and about in the streets of Jackson.

"This has been going on from what I was told by the officer for awhile now. And I feel that it needs to be well-known. There has been missing women here in town, and I'm not going to be one of them," Miller said.

Jackson Police told FOX 47 they think the man was looking for a prostitute. FOX 47 reached out in reference to the second woman, we'll let you know when we get a response.

Contact Jackson Police if you have any information about the man in the car.