Man attempts to lure child into vehicle in Oakwood

Published: Thursday, October 11, 2018 @ 11:16 AM
Updated: Thursday, October 11, 2018 @ 2:03 PM

Man attempts to lure child into vehicle in Oakwood

UPDATE @ 2:03 p.m.: 

Oakwood City School District sent parents an email Thursday about an incident where a man tried to lure a third grade student into his car.

An Edwin D. Smith Elementary student was walking to school Thursday with her guardian a short distance behind her when a man in car approached her, according to the email.

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The girl reportedly refused to go to his car and moved away.

After the man drove away, the girl told her guardian, who alerted the school and the Oakwood Safety Department, according to the email.

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The district encouraged parents and guardians to use the incident as a teachable moment for children and to talk to them about safe behaviors.

INITIAL REPORT:

A man attempted to lure an elementary-age girl into his car while she was on her way to school Thursday morning, according to records. 

Officers responded to the area of Harman Boulevard and Hathaway Road after receiving a call from a concerned citizen. 

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According to the call, a man in a small grey car approached the girl and attempted to lure her into it. 

The incident was reported just after 8 a.m. 

Police described the case as isolated and "very rare". Officers are expected to adjust patrols in the area accordingly, Public Safety Director Alan Hill said. 

The investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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