Barrington resident curious about bike path observer
State worker or suspicious character? A Barrington resident called the police on Thursday, Nov. 14 after he spotted a man sitting inside of a car parked in front of his house on Vialls Drive and grew curious about what the man was doing.
The resident reportedly approached the man inside the car and questioned him. According to the police report, the man inside the car said he was working for the Rhode Island Department of Transportation and was conducting a traffic study focused on the bike path.
The resident then called the DOT to check out the man's story, and was reportedly told that the state department of transportation had no knowledge of anyone conducting a traffic study in that area. The resident then called the police to report the situation.
Officers began investigating the situation and contacted officials from the DOT. Police said it was possible that the man was working for a subcontractor hired by the DOT.