ATTEMPTED LURING IN EDISON: WHITE MAN IN MID-30's, DRIVING A BLACK 4-DOOR

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as reported by Nyier Abdou in The Star-Ledger, Friday January 09, 2009

 

Edison police are investigating a report that on Tuesday, a man attempted to lure an 11-year-old township girl into his car. The child was walking home from the library, alone, Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. on Grove Avenue near Saint Helena Church. A man in a black car with tinted windows pulled up alongside her and introduced himself as "David," said police Lt. Joseph Shannon.


According to the police, the man, who was clean-shaven and wearing sunglasses, told the girl "Your mom told me to come pick you up."  The child, who did not recognize the man, kept walking, but he continued to follow her. To avoid leading the man to her house, the girl turned around and headed back toward the library.


The man did not get out of the car and instead drove off.  When the child got home, she asked her mother if she had sent anyone to pick her up and told her what happened. The girl's parents reported the incident the next day.


"She handled it very well," Lt. Shannon said. "It's a serious incident." The man is described as white, in mid-30s, with black hair. He was driving a newer-model, four-door car.


Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Edison Police Detective Frank Varga at (732) 248-7533.

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That was a very smart little girl. Obviously someone taught her the right way to deal with that situation.

Here's a new item to add to the school curriculum - have the kids practice memorizing license plate numbers.

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