Man approaches 12-year-old in Westwood while driving - KCTV5

Man approaches 12-year-old in Westwood while driving

Posted: Updated:
The area where the man pulled up alongside the girl. (Kimo Hood/KCTV) The area where the man pulled up alongside the girl. (Kimo Hood/KCTV)
WESTWOOD, KS (KCTV) -

On Wednesday, officers in Westwood talked to a 12-year-old girl who reported a "troubling situation."

The girl was walking in the area of 50th and Belinder in the late afternoon when a white man driving a red pickup, possibly a Dodge Dakota, pulled up next to her.

The man then asked her what she was doing and asked her twice If she wanted a ride.

The girl ran away from the truck, which was last seen leaving westbound on 50th Street. Adults in the area reported that they saw the truck too.

Law enforcement said they cannot say a crime has been committed at this point, but they wanted to make the community aware of what happened.

They thought it was a good time to remind everyone of “stranger danger” tactics. They encourage parents to have that discussion with their children.

They say they plan to have extra patrol in the area, as well.

Copyright 2017 KCTV (Meredith Corp.) All rights reserved.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Missouri man charged with felony after alleged racial slur

    Missouri man charged with felony after alleged racial slur

    Thursday, January 29 2015 11:44 PM EST2015-01-30 04:44:07 GMT
    A 65-year-old Maryville man is charged with felony assault after he allegedly confronted a black server as she served him breakfast. The man is accused of assaulting her and using racially insensitive language.More >
    A 65-year-old Maryville man is charged with felony assault after he allegedly confronted a black server as she served him breakfast. The man is accused of assaulting her and using racially insensitive language. More >
  • Man, woman charged after beating, kidnapping person at Grandview park

    Man, woman charged after beating, kidnapping person at Grandview park

    Friday, May 26 2017 11:54 AM EDT2017-05-26 15:54:37 GMT
    Zane Warner, 21, and Hana Yocom, 19, have each been charged with one count of felony kidnapping and one count of felony armed criminal action. (Jackson County Detention Center)Zane Warner, 21, and Hana Yocom, 19, have each been charged with one count of felony kidnapping and one count of felony armed criminal action. (Jackson County Detention Center)

    Authorities in Jackson County have charged a man and a woman after a person was kidnapped from a park on Wednesday.

    More >

    Authorities in Jackson County have charged a man and a woman after a person was kidnapped from a park on Wednesday.

    More >
  • Teachers name 7th grader ‘most likely to become a terrorist’

    Teachers name 7th grader ‘most likely to become a terrorist’

    Friday, May 26 2017 10:18 AM EDT2017-05-26 14:18:53 GMT
    (Source: Click2Houston via CNN)(Source: Click2Houston via CNN)

    A group of teachers are being disciplined after they thought it would be funny to name a student “most likely to become a terrorist.”

    More >

    A group of teachers are being disciplined after they thought it would be funny to name a student “most likely to become a terrorist.”

    More >
Powered by Frankly
KCTV 5 News

Online Public File:
KCTV  KSMO

Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2017, KCTV; Kansas City, MO. (A Meredith Corporation Station) . All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.