WEST ALLIS (WITI) -- A 28-year-old man is accused of leaving surprises in West Allis neighborhoods. They're surprises some are calling sick and disturbing.
Investigators say the man left sex toys, still in their plastic packaging where they would be found by young girls. Then, he'd allegedly watch from his car to see what the girls would do.
They're the kind of toys no child should ever play with, but in three separate alleyways in West Allis, police say teenage girls stumbled upon something that was deliberately left behind by a man parked nearby.
"I can`t recall anything quite like it -- a sex toy being tossed out of the vehicle," West Allis Deputy Chief of Police Bob Fletcher said.
Deputy Chief Fletcher says his department is investigating these cases.
The first occurred in early September. Parents reported their 14-year-old daughter and her 14-year-old friend were walking home from a nearby park when a black sedan drove past the girls in an alley. The vehicle stopped 100 feet in front of the teens, and the girls say the driver's side door opened, and the driver placed what was later described as "a large, purple sex toy" on the ground. The girls walked toward the object, and they say the driver watched them with the window rolled down.
The same thing happened the following week to a 15-year-old girl in an alley near South 73rd Street. A black sedan was described as being present at the scene.
"The girls in most cases would leave the area and come back and the object was gone," Deputy Chief Fletcher said.
Just last week, a third incident was reported involving a 13-year-old girl who was walking home from school near South 78th Street. In that incident, a toy was reportedly dropped from a car's window.
The family of the 13-year-old girl has a security camera pointed in that direction, and the girl was able to identify the car. The girl's father located the vehicle nearby, and reported the license plate to police.
No one answered the door when FOX6 News went to the suspect's home on Tuesday, October 14th.
The suspect was arrested for exposing a child to harmful materials, but he was released from custody.
This case is being reviewed by the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office.