Brookfield police and Riverside-Brookfield High School on Friday issued a warning to students about an incident Thursday in which a man reportedly approached a 18-year-old Brookfield girl and asked her if she would help him sell cars by posing in a bikini.
RBHS Dean David Sibley contacted police Friday morning after the student told him of the incident, which happened in the 3600 block of Maple Avenue in Brookfield about 6 p.m. on May 9.
According to the police report, the girl was walking in the 3400 block of Maple Avenue when she noticed an older red convertible with a white or cream-colored top. She continued to walk south on Maple Avenue to meet a friend, when the car pulled up and a man exited the vehicle.
The man reportedly approached the girl and asked if she’d be interested in helping him sell cars by posing in a bikini. The man asked the girl how old she was, asked her name and asked if she had a boyfriend.
Before the man walked away, the two shook hands although at no time did the man appear to try to pull her away. The man reportedly drove south and crossed the railroad tracks. Later, the girl and her boyfriend reported seeing the vehicle at Eight Corners.
Brookfield police issued a press release about the incident on Friday afternoon. The release was reportedly read to all RBHS student prior to dismissal.
This story has been changed to correct the age of the female student.