**Editor’s note: This story has been updated to reflect details from an updated press release issued by police.
According to police, an 11-year-old student was walking north along Lloyd Road, about to cross Clayton Avenue, when a driver she described to be an older white male wearing a yellow shirt pulled up next to her and gestured toward the back of their vehicle. The girl got scared and the SUV drove away.
Two bystanders called 911.
On Thursday, Wickliffe police told FOX 8 that not only did they find the SUV involved in the incident, but they also spoke with the driver. It was a 71-year-old woman, not a man as initially reported.
According to police, the woman driving the Volkswagen told detectives that she was concerned that a young girl was walking while there was heavy traffic. She says she stopped her car for a moment to see if the girl wanted a ride home.
Police say they explained how this was perceived by the 11-year-old, who was shaken after the incident, and the woman understood.
No criminal charges will be filed, but the police department applauds the young girl’s decision not to get into a stranger’s car, as well as the two men who stopped to help and call 911.