Man Attempts to Lure Children into Car


Officers from the La Porte City Police Department are attempting to find a man who allegedly attempted to lure three children into his car in the 400 block of Fox Street Wednesday afternoon. The children are ages 12, 4 and 3.

The children’s mother reportedly told police that the trio was playing in a neighbor’s yard when a man called the children over to his silver-colored Honda Pilot. When he called their attention, he began taking off his seatbelt, according to police. The report indicates that the 12-year-old child told her mother and the mother approached the SUV yelling at the man. The man then fled the area.

Police say the suspect is in his mid 50’s with gray hair on the sides of his head and no hair on top of his head.

Any information about the whereabouts or the identity of the suspect can be called into the LaPorte City Police Department at (219) 362-9446.