'Stranger' who approached girl turns out to be neighbor
The man who approached a Chelsea High School student near a bus stop Tuesday afternoon turned out to be a neighbor, Michigan State Police said.
The girl originally said a stranger approached her as she walked home from a bus stop at Reiman and Notten roads near the Washtenaw-Jackson County line and offered her a ride. She refused and walked home.
But police have determined that the man was a neighbor and posed no threat, Trooper Pat Gallagher with the Brighton post of the Michigan State Police said.
Even though the incident proved to be harmless, Gallagher said it provides a good opportunity for parents to remind their children not to talk to strangers and to report any suspicious activity they encounter.