GARDNER — Gardner police are asking the public's help in identifying a scruffy-looking man who has been asking women if they want rides and harassing them when they accept.

Police Lt. Eric McAvene said police are not looking to charge the man with anything at present, but would like to identify him because he has been acting suspiciously.

Lt. McAvene said that during the past two weeks a heavy-set, unshaven man in his late 50s has been approaching women in his car, asking them if they want a ride, or has driven by women several times.