Flint Man Arrested After Allegedly Asking Girls To Reach Into His Pocket At Flushing Park
A Flint man was arrested after two girls claim the man asked them to reach inside of his pants pocket, and get his ringing cell phone. The girls did not fall for the gross trick. Good thing they did not, the 60-year-old man had a hole in the pocket of the pants. Oh brother.
Anthony Mangiaracina approached the teenagers at Riverview Park in Flushing on Saturday, August 8th. A woman at the park noticed the interaction between the three people, got involved and called police. According to ABC 12, Mangiaracina was arrested at the park.
This is not this clowns first rodeo. Mangiaracina is currently on probation in Wayne County, and has faced multiple charges in Genesee County through the years, including indecent exposure and assault and battery charges.
This is just another reminder to talk to your kids about strangers. These creepers appear to be everywhere anymore. Really it goes for everyone, be aware of your surroundings at all times. I may or may not have told you before, when I was a kid I was approached in my neighborhood by a man in a car, asking for directions. I can't say if he was really lost or not - I did not wait around to find out, I ran like hell. I still think about that day, and I am so glad my parents talked to me about stranger danger.
As for Anthony Mangiaracina, he is now a suspect in a similar crime in Genesee County. If you have any information that could help in this case, please contact authorities.