BETHEL, Conn. (AP) — An attempted child abduction in Bethel has prompted police to urge parents to talk to their kids about the dangers of getting in or near strangers’ cars.

The News-Times reports that a 12-year-old child was walking home from a school bus stop Thursday when a man in a large black sedan asked if the child needed a ride home. Police say the man then demanded that the child get into the car, but the child fled.

The sex of the child wasn’t disclosed.

The suspect is described as a clean-shaven man in his early 40s with black, slicked-back hair and a muscular build. The car was possibly a Ford Crown Victoria that may have Connecticut plates.

School officials notified parents and the bus company of the incident.


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