Man tries to pick up three Maywood students

February 8, 2011

By Staff

Three Maywood Middle School students reported that an unknown man offered them a ride home when they were walking back from school at about 2:30 p.m. Feb. 3.

None of the students knew the man, who was driving a turquoise Taurus along Southeast 144th Street in Renton.

The students declined the man’s offer and ran home, where they told their parents about the incident. One parent called the King County Sheriff’s Office, and an officer interviewed one of the students and filed a report. She visited the neighborhood, but did not locate any vehicles matching the description, Issaquah School District spokeswoman Sara Niegowski said in an e-mail to parents.

Parents should remind their children never to talk with strangers, let a stranger get too close or tell a stranger personal information, Niegowski said. Students should try to walk with adults or in groups and stay near well-lit paths.

“If a stranger tries to grab you, yell as loudly as you can and run away,” Niegowski said.

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