Police investigate report of man who tried to lure girl into car outside Oberlin High School

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OBERLIN, Ohio-- The Oberlin Police Department is investigating a report of a man trying to lure a 14-year-old girl into his vehicle in the driveway to the Oberlin High School parking lot.

The alleged incident happened on Monday between 5:15 p.m.-5:45 p.m.

Police say the teen, who was walking alone at the time, reported that the man pulled up to her, told her to get into his vehicle, and that her mom told him to pick her up.

The teen refused and the man took off.

Police gave the following description of the man:


• Hispanic
• mid-30s to early 40s
• short/dark hair “buzz cut” hairstyle
• short facial hair
• thick accent

His vehicle was described as a dark green SUV, possibly olive green or gray.

Police ask that people be vigilant and report any suspicious activities to them. They also ask that residents reinforce safety measures with their children including: walking in groups; not approaching strangers; and using "code words" to enhance safety.

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