Children Report Being Approached by Strangers in Grapevine, Hurst

Two incidents in two days are prompting police in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to warn people about strangers approaching children while they walk home from school.Grapevine police said in a news release Wednesday that they are increasing patrols near Heritage Elementary School after a student was approached by an adult.The child's father told police that around 3:30 p.m. Monday, his 10-year-old son was walking home from school on Wilshire Avenue when a motorist stopped and asked if he wanted a free ride home. The boy, who didn't recognize the driver, ran off. The child didn't give a description of the car or driver, police said.Hurst police also released information about a suspicious person after a 9-year-old girl reported an incident Tuesday afternoon. While walking home from Harrison Lane Elementary School, the girl saw a man in a black van slowly driving down the 100 block of Plaza Boulevard, watching her as she walked. The driver stopped his van a few feet away from her and began walking toward her. The girl ran to her house and told her family what happened.  Continue reading...

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