Police track down suspect in St. Vital daycare scare

Winnipeg police believe they have located theman who sparked a suspicious person report and frightened a home-daycare worker last week.

No charges pending against man who sparked suspicious person report

Daycare owner Jackie Mighty said the quick actions of a roofer nearby scared off the man who was cursing at her and yelling "the children need me." (Katie Nicholson/CBC)

Winnipeg police believe they have located the man who sparked a suspicious person report and frightened a home-daycare worker last week.

The incident happened on Sept. 25 when a woman was in her St. Vital backyard with a number of children she was supervising. A man came into the area and repeated he wanted to “keep the children company.”

The man was eventually scared off by some roofers working nearby.

Officers believe they have now identified the man in question, and “determined that his intentions were not criminal in nature.” Police said no charges would be laid against the man.

Daycare owner Jackie Mighty said at the time of the incident she believed the man could have health issues.

“I think he’s just mentally ill,” Mighty had said.

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