UPDATE: Police looking for driver who tried to entice teen - News, Weather and Sports for Lincoln, NE; KLKNTV.com

UPDATE: Police looking for driver who tried to entice teen

Posted: Updated:

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.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Train vs. car collision sends one to the hospital Tuesday night

    Train vs. car collision sends one to the hospital Tuesday night

    Train vs. car collision sends one to the hospital Tuesday night

    Tuesday night, a train traveling westbound near Ashland collided with a Jeep Wrangler.

    More >>

    Tuesday night, a train traveling westbound near Ashland collided with a Jeep Wrangler.

    More >>
  • Police: Lincoln home likely to be demolished after copper theft

    Police: Lincoln home likely to be demolished after copper theft

    Posted By: Bayley Bischof Channel 8 Eyewitness News  A Lincoln home is likely to be demolished after police said it was targeted by copper thieves.  The home, near 6th and F street was recently bought by the company TMCO. Police said when a manager for that company checked the property on Monday, he found extensive damage.  The victim said there were several holes in the walls and floors of every room in the home and the entire house was covered in insulation.  ...More >>
    Posted By: Bayley Bischof Channel 8 Eyewitness News  A Lincoln home is likely to be demolished after police said it was targeted by copper thieves.  The home, near 6th and F street was recently bought by the company TMCO. Police said when a manager for that company checked the property on Monday, he found extensive damage.  The victim said there were several holes in the walls and floors of every room in the home and the entire house was covered in insulation.  ...More >>
  • Capital Humane Society Pet Adoptions

    Capital Humane Society Pet Adoptions

    Capital Humane Society Pet Adoptions

    Bob Downey of the Capital Humane Society says the center is nearly at capacity. They need your help to get more pets adopted. Today he brought in Stanley the kitten, but they have more than just cats. Listen to the full interview to find out where and when you can adopt pets for a discounted fee.More >>
    Bob Downey of the Capital Humane Society says the center is nearly at capacity. They need your help to get more pets adopted. Today he brought in Stanley the kitten, but they have more than just cats. Listen to the full interview to find out where and when you can adopt pets for a discounted fee.More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KLKN. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.