Man Tried To Lure Kids To Car With Fidget Spinners, Police Say

OLD BRIDGE, N.J. (CBS/AP) — Police in New Jersey are asking for help identifying a man who allegedly tried to lure children to his car using fidget spinners.

Police in Old Bridge said on Facebook that the man approached two children, ages 8 and 11, in a convenience store on Thursday. They say he tried to lure them back to his car by offering snacks and the twirling toy, which is popular among schoolchildren.

One child told a staff member, who asked the man to leave.

“As the staff intervened, the suspect insisted the children were going with him,” said police.

Police described him as a white man in his late 20s or early 30s wearing a red Nike shirt, a gold Yankees hat and sunglasses. He left in a white Toyota.

Anyone with information is asked to call Old Bridge police.

(TM and © Copyright 2017 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

More From CBS Philly

Latest Forecast
Weather App
Latest Videos

Watch & Listen LIVE