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Attempted abductions in Champaign

Parents, if you haven’t talked to your kids about men in vans offering candy to your kids, now’s the time.

From the News-Gazette:

“According to police, a 12-year-old girl was walking home from school in the area of Kenwood Road and Sangamon Drive about 4:30 p.m. Monday when a man driving a single-cab Chevrolet pickup truck with two-toned red and white paint pulled up alongside her and offered to give her a ride home. The man was as white, in his 30s, with blond hair and wearing a red shirt under a zippered blue sweatshirt.

The girl refused the ride, stepped away from the truck and ran from the area to contact police.”


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