CSPD warn kids and parents about stranger danger

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Courtesy of Colorado Springs Police

COLORADO SPRINGS — Police are warning the community about an incident that happened late Tuesday night where a man invited a child into his truck.

According to officers, the man was in a maroon truck and approached a child who was playing outside in the snow in the 8300 block of Winding Passage Drive.

Police said the man made a comment about how cold it was and offered her to “stay warm” inside of his vehicle.

The child yelled back, “no” and immediately went back inside to her house.

UPDATE: Police said Thursday morning that they’ve talked to the man in the truck. The man was fully cooperative, and told officers he is a neighbor who genuinely believed the girl was locked out of her home.

“Detectives completed a thorough investigation and do not believe there was ill-intent and or that there is an immediate threat to the community,” police said on Facebook. “However, the incident serves as an important reminder for parents to talk and educate their children on stranger danger, as well as a reminder for community members to act appropriately. If you believe a child is in danger, try to contact their parents or immediately call the police.”

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