Attempted Abduction Occurs At School Bus Stop

Carteret County Schools are urging parents to talk with their children about the dangers of interacting with strangers, after a man tried to lure a girl into his van at her bus stop.

Morehead City police say the man approached the girl Tuesday morning. Police say he motioned for her to come over to his van, and she refused. He then asked if she needed a ride, and she refused. Police told us the man said he would take her wherever she wanted to go, and she refused. He then drove off.

Police encourage students to wait for the bus with other people instead of standing alone. Also, they say kids who are approached by a stranger should start screaming.


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  • by It Can Happen Location: Morehead City on Sep 15, 2011 at 06:28 PM
    This guy drove around for 2 weeks looking for the right girl at the right bus stop. He didn't just happen upon her one morning and think of the idea. He's out there looking again. I'm sure he'll be back working some kid waiting for the bus or one that just got off and is walking home. All it takes is one.
  • by I Posted on another story. Location: Pitt on Sep 15, 2011 at 01:55 PM
    Its sad to think about this. What could of happen. Today its not called heartless its FEAR! FEAR that if I stop to help the kid is going to scream if approached by a stranger. FEAR that if I touch the kid I will be charge for trying to help. I have even had my child to run off in a store in the mail. Then had a LADY tell me after I got my childs hand back. That she was scared someone would say something. This is so sad but yet so true in todays life. One person say something and your life as you know it is gone.I read the story about the girl at the bus stopand I would like to say.Hats off to the girls parents for teaching their child to say NO. Good Job. We all need to remeber no law is going to keep us or our kids safe. We all need to teach our kids what to do.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 15, 2011 at 11:16 AM
    And the school system in Pitt County wonders why I am not cool with having my kindergartener wait at a bus stop 2 blocks from my house! I still would stand outside with him for the first year or two, but seriously, how much money could this possibly save the school system?
  • by Donna on Sep 15, 2011 at 10:57 AM
    Wow! Scary! However, it is very obvious that someone..school, parents someone taught this child well. However, I do believe that there should be an adult at every single bus stop to watch out for the kids until the bus actually picks them up. I think this is especially important in those cases in which the bus stop is not in front of the child's home. I was there with my own kids at the bus stop which was usually in front of my house or they stayed inside our home until the bus arrived. Or me or their father took them to school.
  • by World Champion on Sep 15, 2011 at 08:51 AM
    You would think that the Free Candy trick would be worn out by now
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      by daisy on Sep 15, 2011 at 12:49 PM in reply to World Champion
      actually he asked her if she needed a ride. twice. in that kind of 'come on...' tone. i know this because i know the girl that was almost abducted.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 15, 2011 at 08:34 AM
    No location in Morehead City?
  • by brandon Location: MHC on Sep 15, 2011 at 08:26 AM
    no details provided about the vehicle or the man involved?
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      by doug on Sep 15, 2011 at 12:36 PM in reply to brandon
      area of Taylor and Bogue a white male with a large build, white hair and a white goatee wearing a Hawaiian yellow and red button up shirt; older green/blue van.
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