Photographer With Foot Fetish Targets 11-Year-Old at Philadelphia Skate Park: Police

Philadelphia Police Special Victims Unit investigators searched for a man with an apparent foot fetish who they say targeted a boy at a popular Philadelphia skate park.

The young skater told investigators that an unknown middle-aged man – with some acne or pockmarks on his face who wore a black T-shirt and Army-style green fatigue pants – approached him as he skated at Payne’s Park near the Schuylkill River Trail and Eakins Oval around 7 p.m. on May 10.

The man offered to buy the 11-year-old a soda if the boy allowed the man to photograph his feet, said police. The man then photographed the boy’s feet.

Before taking off, the man – who stands between 5-feet, 7-inches and 6-feet, 1-inch tall – told the boy to return next week with some of his friends, said investigators.

Investigators asked anyone with information on the incident to contact Philadelphia Police.

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