Attempted child luring reported in Fircrest

Staff writerMay 28, 2014 

Fircrest police are looking into an attempted child luring where a man repeatedly offered a teenage girl a ride as she walked to her bus stop Wednesday morning.

The girl was heading south in the 500 block of Alameda Avenue when a man pulled up alongside her about 7 a.m., honked his horn and offered her a ride to school. She declined and kept walking.

The man drove away but then made a U-turn and came back, again telling her to get in the car. The girl refused and the man pulled away, circling back a third time to offer a ride, Police Chief John Cheesman said.

The girl, who is a student at Truman Middle School, knocked on the front door of a house and reported the incident.

Officers have not found the man, who is believed to be Asian or African-American. The suspect is in his 30s, chubby and wearing a baseball cap and white jacket with a red and black stripe. He was driving a four-door gold sedan.

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