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PCSP: Girl approached by strangers at South Haven school

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The Porter County Sheriff’s Police is seeking two male subjects who appeared to have tried to lure a juvenile girl into their vehicle on Sunday at South Haven Elementary School.

According to police, at 8:35 p.m. the girl reported that she was at the school—located at 395 Midway Drive—when she observed a purple SUV-style Jeep westbound on Midway Drive and the Jeep’s driver “looking at her.”

The Jeep then went into the teacher’s parking lot, turned around, and exited.

The girl “stated that she felt uneasy about the situation and began to walk away from the school,” police said. As the Jeep exited the lot to head east on Midway Drive, she stated, the “driver slowed down” and said “Hey,” then “motioned with his hand for her to come toward the vehicle and something else that she could not make out.”

At that point the girl “ran home to tell her father about the incident,” police said.

Her father, for his part, attempted unsuccessfully to locate the purple Jeep and then called the PCSP.

The subjects were described as black males. The driver was in his twenties with black hair braided into corn rows which went down his neck and was wearing a a black tee-shirt. The passenger was also in his twenties and wearing a white tee-shirt.

Officers were similarly unable to locate the suspect vehicle.


Posted 8/6/2012