Sheriff Issues ‘Stranger Danger’ Warning After Stranger Tries To Give Rides To Kids

December 5, 2018

Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan is warning parents about “stranger danger” after someone allegedly tried to lure children into their vehicle.

Morgan said there are have been “vague” reports of someone trying to give children a ride.

“We’ve had a couple of students report that they have been contacted by either a white van or a dark van or a dark SUV in different parts of our county, specifically around Palafox, Pine Forest area, so it’s kind of all over,” Morgan said. “But it is enough so that we are concerned during this season and all of the time, that we go back to our children when they are going to school and front school, when they are at bus stop areas.”

The sheriff said if children are approached by anyone they do not know, they should run away, tell a responsible adult and dial 911.

“We certainly do not want our holiday season to be ruined by an abduction of a child,” Morgan said.

Pictured: Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan issued a “stranger danger” warning Tuesday in a video statement.


4 Responses to “Sheriff Issues ‘Stranger Danger’ Warning After Stranger Tries To Give Rides To Kids”

  1. John on December 7th, 2018 7:45 am

    @Questioning, if children are waiting at the bus stop which is usually by the street all a vehicle (most likely driven by an individual) has to do is simply stop in front of them. You would think during this age and time that we live in some technology could be brought to bear that would limit or shorten a child’s time waiting at the bus stop… GPS tracking of the bus or somewhat.

  2. only on December 6th, 2018 11:36 am

    is there more to this story? white van or dark van. I hope nothing happens to anyone, but it sounds a little fishy to me. if they are doing this I hope they are caught soon and punished. KEEP OUR CHILDREN SAFE!!!!!!

  3. Questioning on December 6th, 2018 11:12 am

    How does a van approach someone? Are they afraid to offer a description of the PERSON talking to our children? That might be helpful information.

  4. ELW on December 5th, 2018 6:59 am

    I hope parents of young children take heed of this warning.

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