Man Offered Candy in Attempted Luring

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MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio -- Parents and community members are on alert after a possible child luring in a local school district.

Middleburg Heights police say a fourth grader at Big Creek Elementary School was approached as he got off the bus Wednesday afternoon.

"Two men drove up in a car on Meadow Lane and one of the guys caught his attention apparently. And his first response to the boy was, 'Do you want some candy?'" said Chief John Maddox, with the Middleburg Heights Police Department.

The boy then turned around and ran home. His mom later called police to file a report.

Meantime, the boy's principal, John Brzozowski, decided to send out an email to the district, transportation, parents and community.

"The good news is that our kids know what to do. Thankfully, this child did the right thing. Now we have 15,000 pairs of eyes in our district looking out for anyone in a red car," said Brzozowski.

Police describe the suspect vehicle as a small, maroon, four-door, older model car.

Anyone with information should call the Middleburg Heights Police Department.

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