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UPDATE: Police looking for driver who tried to entice teen

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Posted By:  Kayla Bremer
Kbremer@klkntv.com

Police are searching for a man who tried to entice a young teen into his car. It happened Monday just south of Lincoln High School, as the girl was walking home.

Lincoln Police say a 13–year–old girl was walking by herself from an after school activity when an unknown man tried to lure her into his car.

The teenager was in a neighborhood near Randolph and Capitol Parkway just after 5 p.m. when a gray four-door car with tinted windows stopped next to her.

"The lone driver said that he needed to talk with her and wanted her to get into his car," Officer Katie Flood said.

Police say the teen said no and kept walking but the man turned around and came back to ask her again.  That's when she took off running to her house and had an adult call police.

"She had an excellent response to the situation.  She told him no and then got away from the area as quickly as she could."

In situations like this, police say it's critical to call and report the suspect's description right away while it's still fresh in the victim's mind and it allows officers to get into the area and look for the suspect.

The man in the car is described as a black male with a medium to dark complexion, 25 to 30 years old, with longer afro–style hair in a ponytail and a beard.

"In this case we didn't find him but we will continue to search for someone matching that description."

If you have any information or saw anything suspicious in the area, please call crimestoppers at 402-475-3600.

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