Suspicious Man Offered Westport Teen a Ride to School

She was waiting for the bus when a man approached, police said.

Monday, Mar 31, 2014  |  Updated 3:15 PM EDT
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Suspicious Man Offered Westport Teen a Ride to School

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Police said a man approached a teenage girl as she was waiting for the bus and offered her a ride to school.

Police are investigating after a suspicious man offered a 13-year-old girl a ride to school in Westport this morning.

The teen was waiting for a school bus in the area of Apple Tree Trail around 7:30 a.m. when a man in a black SUV approached her and offered her a ride to school.

The student said the man was in his mid- to late-50s, had gray “bushy” hair covering his ears and said he lived “around here.”

Police said a parent who was sitting in a car with her children, waiting for the same bus, witnessed what happened.

The student and parents both said the SUV had a gold emblem on the rear tailgate, but they did not get the license plate number.
Police checked the area and were not able to find the suspicious vehicle or driver.

Police ask anyone with information about the car or driver to call the Westport Police Department at 203-341-6000.

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