ELYRIA, Ohio - Police are investigating a report of an attempted abduction in Elyria that occurred Wednesday morning as a student waited for the school bus.
Officers said it happened around 6:50 a.m. Wednesday near the entrance to the High Point In The Park Apartments on West River Road North, as a girl waited at a bus stop before school.
Police said the 11-year-old was approached by a woman who got out of the passenger side of a smaller red vehicle, believed to be a Kia or similar.
The woman was wearing a business suit with a black skirt, pink top and her was hair wrapped up in a bun. She looked to be 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighed around 200 pounds.
Police said the suspect stood about four feet away from the girl, extended her arms out and said, "Hey little girl do you want a hug?" She then asked the girl if she could take her to school.
The girl reportedly ran and hid behind a nearby shed.
While the girl hid, police said she then saw a slender-build man, wearing a black hoodie with holes in his jeans, exit the driver's side of the car.
The girl told police she overheard the woman on the phone informing a person to get out of here.
The girl then said she saw the man get back into the car and drive off.
When the First Student school bus arrived, the girl got onto the bus.
Police said as the bus traveled south on West River Road N., the girl saw the woman who approached her and informed her bus driver of the incident.
Police said unfortunately, the incident was not reported until the girl informed her mother of what happened.
A spokesperson for First Student, the school bus company involved, confirmed Thursday the bus driver involved has been suspended as they now conduct an full internal investigation.
In the mean time police are urging residents to be vigilant.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Elyria Police at 440-323-3302.