Police warn of stranger danger


Champaign - Police are warning parents about stranger danger, after an incident with a child and a stranger.


Police say, a 12-year-old girl was allegedly approached by a man in the 1200 block of North Neil Street, on her way to school. The man asked her if she would stop and talk to him, if she wanted a ride, and asked where she was going.


The vehicle is described as a bluish-purple, older model passenger van, with lettering on the side. The suspect is an older man, with salt and pepper hair and a gray mustache.


Now is a good time to talk to your kids about what to do if a stranger approaches them. Police say gestures such as offering rides, hugs, ice cream or candy may be considered illegal or inappropriate behavior.


Anyone with information about the stranger incident is asked to call Champaign Police or Crime Stoppers at 373-TIPS.  

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