10-year-old West Seattle girl says man tried to lure her into car

WEST SEATTLE — It is the fourth incident involving a man targeting children in West Seattle — a 10-year-old girl was walking to her mother’s car outside Hope Lutheran School while her mother was still inside when a man reportedly tried to lure her into his car.

According to police, the alleged luring happened about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

HopeLutheranThe girl was apparently almost to her mother’s car when she heard a man’s voice say, “Hey little girl, come get in the car with me and I’ll take you home.” The girl then ran to the car and locked herself inside.

She later told her mother was happened, who then called police.

With so many incidents in the area over the past few weeks, parents are being extra careful. The other incidents involved a man flashing young girls and Seattle police said they do not think the incidents are related.

“I’ve talked to (my daughter) and she’s aware of what’s going on and pretty much knows what to do. I just make sure I pull up and there’s always someone here to watch her walk in or i watch her walk in. If I’m ever late, she waits in the school until I get here,” Hope Lutheran School parent Ericka Cook said.

The girl that reported the attempted luring wasn’t touched or injured and she was not able to get a description of the suspect or his car.

Anyone with information should call 911.

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  • lisa

    why is there no training in the schools for kids to be able to recognize car make and model? I know it's a sad day to admit it but we have to arm children and vulnerable adults/citizens to be able to describe a vehicle! Why aren't we putting more parents on the look out and catch this guy? I hope they catch him and soon! Kids don't walk alone!!