A SCOTS mum has issued a warning after being left terrified when a masked biker allegedly pestered her to let her son get on his motorcycle with him – eight separate instances.
Shauna Craig had collected her three-year-old son from nursey earlier this week and was on the best way to her mum’s home in Ormiston, East Lothian when a person on a inexperienced grime bike pulled up beside them.
The 24-year-old claims she was requested by the unidentified biker – who had no registration plates – if her son wished to get on the bike and rev the engine, to which Shauna politely declined.
Nevertheless, Shauna additional claims that the person refused to take no for a solution, asking an extra 4 instances earlier than driving off.
Left shaken by the encounter, Shauna continued her 15-minute stroll earlier than working into the person once more at a road nook, who allegedly requested three additional instances if her son wished to get onboard.
Regardless of the person’s insistence, Shauna was on the telephone to her dad the second time round, who heard your complete interplay.
The person then allegedly lastly gave up, tearing off regardless of his greatest efforts to seemingly get Shauna’s son aboard his bike.
The mum-of-three took to social media yesterday to warn different dad and mom to be vigilant over the unusual man lurking in East Lothian.
She wrote: “This occurred in Ormiston however may very well be somebody from Tranent or surrounding areas.
“It may not be something however earlier on simply after 3pm, myself and my three-year-old have been strolling up Tynemount Street and there was a man on a inexperienced moto-crosser dressed all in darkish clothes along with his face coated.
“[He] requested 5 instances for my son to go on the motorcycle and people 5 instances I repeated myself and stated no.
“He then finally left us alone and went down Meadowbank Crescent however, within the distance, you can hear the bike.
“A few minutes later we have been going to cross the street in direction of the wee store, and he got here down Bramble Approach.
“He stopped us once more and requested an extra thrice [for my son to go on the bike] and I had the identical reply.
“Fortunately, I had my dad on the telephone who witnessed this, if anybody has younger kids, please control them.
“It solely takes for somebody to be too good to persuade a younger one and it may very well be a very completely different story.
“This might need been an harmless state of affairs and the man might have simply been being good however as a guardian I anticipate the primary no to be the reply and for the particular person to just accept it and never hold asking.”
Her publish obtained dozens of likes and feedback on social media, with customers fast to agree that Shauna’s inkling was appropriate.
One consumer stated: “Unusual instances we’re dwelling [in], nothing is true nowadays and this isn’t regular behaviour by any means.”
One other added: “Asking a three-year-old shouldn’t be proper, I’ve been a biker all my days and know for a indisputable fact that’s bizarre and never proper.
“I might report it as a result of if something occurs to every other children in future it may very well be an enormous remorse to stay with.”
A 3rd added: “Hope they catch him.”
Talking immediately, Shauna stated: “Myself and my baby have been strolling down the street in Ormiston after I had collected him from nursery and the biker simply noticed us initially of a road referred to as Meadowbank Crescent.
“We have been headed again to my mum’s who lives about 10 to fifteen minutes away.
“The biker requested if my son wished to go on his bike and rev the engine, however I stated, ‘No he’s scared, he’ll get actually upset’.
“The biker replied that was okay and it took me 5 instances telling him the identical reply for him to get the trace and we finally received away, and he drove off.
“Within the distance we might hear him, however little did we all know that we might be stopped once more with the identical query and regardless of me saying the identical reply, he quizzed me on what was unsuitable.
“I used to be on the telephone to my dad, and he heard it himself, the bike didn’t have a registration and also you couldn’t see the man’s face, you can actually solely see his eyes.
“I used to be actually so scared, each different situation was going by means of my head, some children aren’t conscious of stranger hazard and so they’re not all the time with an grownup.
“All it will have taken was for him to strategy a baby and it goes a very completely different means than what it did.
“I’ve by no means seen the man in Ormiston earlier than and also you get to know the faces with it being a small village.
“After I put up my publish, quite a few different folks have come ahead and stated they’ve seen him approaching different children.”