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BURLINGTON, N.C. — Burlington police are investigating reports of a man who allegedly asks women about potty training, although it remains uncertain if he could be charged.

The Greensboro News & Record reported that the suspect allegedly approaches women with children in public and asks them about their children’s potty training experiences.

Police said they are investigating nearly 20 such reports, with the earliest being from May 1.

The reported incidences have allegedly occurred in several retail areas in Alamance County. The suspect is said to approach the women in baby food and toy isles in a non-threatening manner.

Asst. Chief Chris Verdeck told the Burlington Times-News that the suspect has not broken any laws, from what they know.

Police said some women are concerned, despite the suspect’s non-threatening manner.

Burlington police said they do have a suspect, but are talking with the district attorney’s office to see if any charges can be filed.

Read more: The Greensboro News & Record and The Burlington Times-News