November 29, 2012

Detectives investigate report of suspicious activity


Marathon – Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a report from a seven year old Marathon girl that a man tried to entice her into his vehicle yesterday as she waited for the school bus.

The girl told her mother she was at her bus stop on Aviation Boulevard waiting for the school bus when a white male pulled up in a gray van. He allegedly told her she’d missed the bus and he would give her a ride to school. The girl said she started crying and the man drove away.

She told her mother about the incident when she came home from school Wednesday afternoon.

Detectives say few details are available about the suspect, but wanted to let the public know about the incident just in case. They would like parents in the area to be vigilant about watching their small children when they are playing outside and report anything suspicious that may occur.

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