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Posted on Thu, Oct 20, 2011 : 4:48 p.m.

Police respond to attempted child luring in Pittsfield Township

By Julie Baker

Pittsfield Township police responded to the report of a 14-year-old female who was approached by a man while she was on her way to the bus stop Wednesday, according to a news release.

The man attempted to strike up a conversation with the girl by asking her a few questions as she walked to the stop at about 6:40 a.m. in the 1500 block of Long Meadow Trail, according to the news release. When the girl did not respond to his questions/comments, he then left the area, police said.

The girl told police she believed the man to be white with a heavier build. The vehicle that the man was driving was described as a pickup or SUV, either white or red in color, the release said.

Contact the Pittsfield Township Department of Public Safety at 734-822-4911 with information.



Fri, Oct 21, 2011 : 2:50 p.m.

I've always told mine, bear spray works wonders and makes a great way to get away. Nuff said. Otherwise, mine is does know most makes and models.


Fri, Oct 21, 2011 : 3:09 a.m.

Wow, way to may types and models of vehicles, I understand that. There is a difference between a pick-up and suv. (perhaps not to a 14 yr. old). The difference between white and red has me concerned. (huge difference) No further comment here, until further investigation.

Wolf's Bane

Thu, Oct 20, 2011 : 11:45 p.m.

At 6:40 AM it is still pretty dark and I'm sure she was not exactly in the right frame of mind to memorize colors or vehicles. This is the second such case of child stalking and we still have a serial rapist on the loose. Not good.


Fri, Oct 21, 2011 : 2:42 a.m.

well lets be on the safe side and lock everyone up.


Thu, Oct 20, 2011 : 11:24 p.m.

Seriously? White OR red? This 14 year old young lady doesn't know the difference between a pick-up truck or an SUV - nor does she know her colors? But - she knew he was white and had a "heavier" build? Oh my. Parents - teach your children colors, teach them different styles of vehicles. Teach them to get as much identifying information as possible - of course without risking their safety. But - teach them some of that as well - safety!


Thu, Oct 20, 2011 : 9:46 p.m.

wouldnt it be great if we taught our kids to learn types of vehicles ? this would be way more helpful then just color.


Fri, Oct 21, 2011 : 2:41 a.m.

gnd it should be a safety thing. it is quite simply knowing a ford emblem is an oval a Chevy a bow tie etc... this way it is much more specific than just a red non car. as far as plates go they can easily be changed within seconds. this would help greatly to get these freaks off the streets.


Fri, Oct 21, 2011 : 12:41 a.m.

Luvdady: I've got two girls, and they don't know types of vehicles either. My son seems to know a lot about vehicle types...they're all teenagers. IMHO, I think it's a girl thing. Plus, it is very dark at that hour; I have one that walks to a bus stop, and one that walks to Pioneer. It would be great if someone could get a plate number.