Bedford County deputies investigating suspicious incident


FOREST – The Bedford County Sheriff's Office is investigating a suspicious incident.

At 8:30 p.m. Wednesday evening, Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call from the 1100 block of Madison View Drive in Forest. 

The caller reported that at 6:15 a.m. he saw a man driving an older model gold-colored Mercedes attempting to talk to his 12-year-old daughter in the parking lot of their apartment.

The man said he did not know the person and described him as a white man with a beard, chubby build, and wearing an unbuttoned shirt. 

The man also said a month ago, his daughter told him she saw a man near the trash compactor at the apartment complex, who attempted to talk to her. She said it was the same man she saw Wednesday morning. 

The father said he called Wednesday morning because he wanted to wait and see if the vehicle returned later.   

Anyone with information on this incident can call the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office at 540-586-7827.