Girl’s Report Heightens Police Patrols

By Steve Lyttle
slyttle@charlotteobserver.com
Posted: Friday, Jan. 08, 2010

 Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say they stepped up patrols Friday in south Charlotte, after a 12-year-old girl reported Thursday that a man exposed himself to her and tried to convince her to get into his car.

 The incident was reported about 7:30 a.m. Thursday at Seneca Place near Baker Drive, where the girl was waiting for a bus to take her to Sedgefield Middle School.

 Police say the girl told a school resource officer that a man in a car pulled up to the stop, exposed himself, and was fondling himself. The man also made inappropriate comments to the girl, she told police.

 The student said the man drove off, but returned a short time later, asking the girl if she wanted to “go for a ride with him.” The man opened his car door and began to step out, the girl said, but he closed the door and sped off. Police theorize the man might have been scared off by an approaching vehicle.

 A Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools spokeswoman said school officials sent an automated phone message to parents Thursday, telling them of the incident.

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