ELYRIA, Ohio - Elyria police are investigating an incident of child enticement after two boys were offered candy by an unknown man trying to lure them into his car, police said.
Until this week, Jayden Holland caught the school bus in front of his house. Now, the 10-year-old walks to the stop a few doors up the street. That’s where he said a man in a white car approached him and his friend.
"He said if you get in my car I'll let you have some candy," Jayden said. It happened Tuesday just before 7 a.m. near Barbara and Garden streets.
"I don't know how to feel," said Kelly Bolinger, Jayden's mom. “I'm just glad that he was smart enough to run home."
The boys later returned to the bus stop, where they told the driver what happened, the police report said. That’s when the driver called police.
The man was driving a four-door vehicle. The police report said he was in his 30s and had a beard with braids. He was wearing a black shirt and baseball hat. Police searched the area, but did not find the suspect or the car.
Just last week, there were two attempted child enticements within two days in Lorain. In both cases, a man offered candy to kids to try to get them into his car. The men described in those two separate incidents were much different than the man detailed on Tuesday.
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