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Wayne authorities warn of man at bus stop

Posted August 27, 2009

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— The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday that it has received two reports of a suspicious man trying to get children in his car while they were waiting at a bus stop.

The incidents were alleged to have occurred at about 7:15 a.m. Tuesday in the 3000 block of Stevens Mill Road, authorities said.

The vehicle was described as a navy blue SUV, possibly a Chevrolet Trailblazer, with a wheelchair lift mounted on the back and a handicap placard hanging from the rear-view mirror. The driver was described as a white man, 40 to 50 years old with gray hair on top and a brown pony tail.

"We do not know what this person’s intention was, nor do we have any criminal charges against him, but we would like to identify him and talk to him," Sheriff Carey Winders said in a statement. "I want to caution parents to talk to their children and warn them about 'stranger danger' and what precautions they need to take."

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  • Adelinthe Aug 27, 2009

    "The vehicle was described as a navy blue SUV, possibly a Chevrolet Trailblazer, with a wheelchair lift mounted on the back and a handicap placard hanging from the rear-view mirror. The driver was described as a white man, 40 to 50 years old with gray hair on top and a brown pony tail."

    A vehicle like that shouldn't be too hard to find.

    Praying they find this guy before he hurts someone.

    God bless.

    RB

  • concerncitizen Aug 27, 2009

    Gnathostomata, the only thing you left out. "PLEASE" I drive from Cary to NSCU daily. I see far to many small kids standing alone on these bus stop. Parents, if you are working so hard that your children are standing alone on street corners? Rethink your priorities! Children respect most adults! No matter what you say 90% of the kids are going to get into the cars of strangers!

  • Whatever Geez Aug 27, 2009

    well, considering he has a wheelchair lift on the back..I'm hoping its easy to find and get the pervert off the street!

  • fl2nc2ca2md2nc Aug 27, 2009

    great advise gnathostomata

  • hihuwatlu Aug 27, 2009

    scary!

  • Gnathostomata Aug 27, 2009

    Parents: WALK your child to the bus stop and wait for the bus. Reverse the procedure in the afternoon. Use the co-op plan with other parents in the neighborhood if you cannot be there yourself. Too much can go wrong that cannot be undone, and children are too precious to leave on a corner.

  • hiyadun Aug 27, 2009

    fast thinking and acting -- he sounds crazy-hope they find him soon.