Possible luring attempts worry Marysville neighbors

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MARYSVILLE — Parents are outraged and on high alert after several reports of possible luring attempts in one neighborhood townhouse complex in Marysville.

childsOne mom says her 3-year-old son nearly disappeared in front of her eyes. Megan Carter is shaken up and so are others.

Carroll’s Creek Landing complex was possibly hit up three different times by a man or a group of men trying to lure children.

Megan’s 3-year-old son Aiden is too young to know what danger means.

But Megan believes last month several men in a white Chevy Impala tried to lure her little boy into their car.

“They ended up opening the back door to him and I thought they were going to get him in the car,” said Megan.

Megan spotted the frightening attempt on her back porch. She screamed for her son and the Chevy Impala took off.

“I didn’t think I had to just sit on the porch and watch my grandkids,” said fellow resident Robin Peters.

Peters now feels like she cannot look away for a second after her grandson came home with $2 that a stranger in a car had given to him .

“I’ve talked to my grandkids about ice cream, candy and money and all that and he took it and it bothers me he got close enough to take it,” said Peters.

In the third case, a resident who didn’t want to be identified says a white man pulled up as she was walking around the complex with her 1-year-old son.

“He kept telling us to get in the car, my son and I kept walking, we ran to the back of our house,” said the resident.

“I think it’s too much of a coincidence to have been three times,” said Peters.

Marysville police amped up patrols following the reports.

“Looks suspicious, sounds suspicious, it’s very concerning,” said Marysville police Cmdr. Robb Lamoureux.

As of Wednesday there is still little to go on, with no license plates and not much of a suspect description.

“Right now we are kind of at a dead-end in our investigation,” said Lamoureux.

The secluded community is packed with both civilians and military families. Yet Taj Posey just found out about the attempted lurings on Wednesday.

“I am upset I didn’t know, I’ve left her ride up and down this street alone,” said Posey.

Some say say the complex should have alerted everyone more quickly.

“It’s better safe than sorry you don’t want to think your overreacting and have your child taken,” said Carter.

The company that manages Carroll’s Creek Landing held a meeting Wednesday night. Q13 Fox News was not allowed in but they did invite Marysville police to address concerns.

Many residents are clamoring for more surveillance cameras and security guards

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