Luring IncidentFeb. 6, 2012Facts:
On Monday, Feb. 6, 2012, a 16 year old female was approached by an adultmale as she was getting off the school bus at the corner of E 25
St. and 11Ave So. The suspect asked for the girl’s name and phone number. When sherefused to answer his questions, he offered to take her to a local restaurant.As she walked away from him, the suspect got into his vehicle and began tofollow her and attempted to block her path with the car. The girl kept onwalking and was able to get home safely.
The suspect was described as a Somali male, 30-40 years old; about6 feet tall, with a light build. He was wearing a blue shirt and jeans.His hair was cut short. The vehicle was described as a gold colored, 4door vehicle; possibly a 2004 model.
What you can do:
Here are some helpful tips that parents can use when talking to their childrenabout personal safety:
on anyone suspicious.
Cellphones and Ipods can be distracting. Stay alert to your surroundings—be aware of who is ahead of you and behind you.
If at all possible, travel in groups or pairs, not alone.
Be aware of vehicles idling or strangers loitering nearby.
If you think someone is following you, switch directions and walk to a place where thereare other people.
Be wary of isolated spots when you’re on the street.
IF YOU ARE CONFRONTED BY A POTENTIAL ATTACKER:
Call attention to yourself by yelling, scream or making other noises to attract attention tothe attacker.
Call 911 and report it immediately.
Do what you need to do to survive.
Inform the responding officers if you see something that may have been handled or leftbehind by the suspect (cigarette butt, pop can, etc.).
If you need this material in an alternative format, please contactthe Minneapolis Police Department at 612-673-2856.