We would like to take a moment and address a situation that occurred at Walmart, in Crestwood, last week. A mother reported to police that she was concerned about an older gentleman that approached her and her child. The mother expressed to police that she felt that the gentleman’s behavior was odd, and caused fear for her and her child’s safety. An OCPD officer reviewed video surveillance at the store, and was able to identify the gentleman . The gentleman was interviewed by police. He told officers that he frequently tries to reward children, that he feels are behaving well, with a sticker, small toy, or other recognition. While we understand why the mother was concerned, and encourage citizens to contact us if they feel unsafe, it appears that this incident was a misunderstanding. We have advised the gentleman to consider this in the future. We do want the public to be aware of the incident, and not fear that an attempted abduction had taken place. As always, we thank the citizens of Oldham County for allowing us to serve you.