POSTED: Wednesday, November 4, 2009 - 12:46pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 12:04pm
***Tyler Police Press Release***
Tyler police are investigating a report of a W/M that has attempted to pick up an 11-year-old Hispanic male from Hogg Middle School as he was walking home from school.
On Friday, October 30, 2009 and on Monday, November 2, 2009, a W/M, described in his forties with gray curly hair, asked a young Hispanic male if he wanted a ride home from school. The suspect was driving a gray or silver colored compact 4-door car, with an Obama election sticker located in the lower center of the rear window. This occurred each day at S. Broadway and Houston. The child declined the offer to ride when asked and ran away from the subject the second time.
Tyler police would like to identify this subject, if you have any information related to this subject or his vehicle, please contact the Tyler Police Department.
The Tyler Police Department would like to encourage parents to educate their children about the dangers of accepting gifts and rides from strangers. If an incident like this occurs, please contact the police department immediately.
Tyler Police Department- 903-531-1072