Tips sought after man tries to lure young girl in Kalamazoo Co.

Posted at 5:43 AM, Feb 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-22 10:01:04-05

UPDATE: Police announced Friday morning that the report was a hoax.


RICHLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. — The search is on for a suspect accused of trying to lure a 12-year-old girl into his car while she was walking home from school.

Deputies say it happened Wednesday afternoon around 1:30 p.m. in the 9500 block of M-89 in Richland Township.

The sheriff’s office says the suspect described as a heavyset African American man in his 40’s, is said to be about 5’4-5’5, wearing a red and white flannel shirt, black pants, and a gold necklace with a dollar sign.

He was last seen driving an older model station wagon that possibly has red and orange stripes on both sides.

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