MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Those who live on a street in Milwaukee's Bay View neighborhood are on edge, after police say a suspicious man tried to get an 11-year-old girl to get into his vehicle on Tuesday afternoon, March 18th. FOX6 News spoke with the girl's mother, who has a warning for other parents.
It was just after school on Tuesday, when an 11-year-old girl was walking her dog and was approached by a strange man.
The girl's mother, Susan Lemke says it happened in the 2500 block of South Graham Street. The suspect pulled up next to the girl and asked her to get into his car.
"This guy, apparently, tried to grab the girl through a closed door," Lemke said.
The girl ran home and told her mother what happened. Lemke called police.
The victim reports the suspect is a white man in his 30s, clean shaven, with light brown short curly hair. He was wearing an orange hat, black sunglasses, a black coat and gray gloves.
His vehicle is described as a white four-door car with rust and scratch marks on the side.
Neighbors in the area are now warning their own children.
"My son said 'I can't run fast in my boots.' I said 'well, you kick them off and you run,'" Lemke said.
Lemke says she has notified nearby schools about the situation, but police say they are not aware of any other incidents.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Milwaukee police at (414) 935-7261.