Police: 54-Year-Old Man Chases Girls Into Home

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The Lowell Sun/Aaron Curtis

A man was arrested after he allegedly spooked two girls and followed them into a Massachusetts home, assaulting one of their mothers in the process.

Police in Lowell said officers received a call around 4 p.m. Sunday for a report of a suspicious male who had been watching two girls playing in a yard on Court Street.

Spooking the girls, Wayne Spencer allegedly followed them into the home, and the mother of one of the girls confronted him. He allegedly assaulted her and forced his way into the home and tried to make his way to the girls.

An unidentified male helped the mother force Spencer out of the home, where he was held by a father until officers arrived at the scene, police said.

Police said Spencer is homeless and recently left a local sober home.

None of the children was injured in the incident, and the mother who confronted Spencer wasn't injured as well, according to police.

It's unclear what charges Spencer faces, when he'll be arraigned or if he has an attorney.

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