11-year-old says man followed him

Man stops following after boy cuts into yard
11-year-old says man followed him

An 11-year-old told boy told police he was followed by a suspicious man Tuesday afternoon after getting off a bus.

The boy said he got off a bus at the corner of North Gammon Road and Longmeadow Road at 3:15 p.m., and realized someone was trailing him on the sidewalk as he walked south on North Gammon Road.

The man crossed the street when the boy did, and also initially followed him when he cut into a backyard on Sawmill Road but stopped when the boy started running, according to police.

The boy said the man never spoke and kept a distance of about 30 yards.

The man is described as black with a dark complexion, tall with a thin build, and wearing a turquoise T-shirt with thin black horizontal stripes and dark jeans.