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Wayne authorities warn of man at bus stop

Posted August 27, 2009 11:37 a.m. EDT

— 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."