Reporting Molly Daly
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By Molly Daly and Walt Hunter
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia police are investigating a report that a man tried to lure a teenage girl into his car Monday morning in the Oxford Circle section of Northeast Philadelphia.
It happened about 8 a.m. on Summerdale Avenue, near Benner Street. Police say the man pulled up in a blue Toyota sedan and repeatedly offered the 14-year-old girl a ride.
She ran away, and the suspect drove south on Summerdale.
Authorities say the child was able to report the incident to a crossing guard near her middle school.
“It’s very scary as a parent, and I think it’s very ridiculous for someone to come after a child. I hope that they catch him,” said Rosaling Wrotten, a parent.
The suspect is described as a long-haired Asian Indian man, around 40 years old, wearing a maroon and gold jacket.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 215-686-TIPS (215-686-8477).