Man Tries to Lure 9-Year-Old Boy with Ice Cream, Police Say

Troopers seek the man's capture, ask other departments if they have had similar incidents, according to scanner transmissions.

A man attempted to lure a 9-year-old boy into his vehicle Thursday in Lower Macungie Township with the promise of ice cream, according to police.

The attempt occurred about 7 p.m. at 4647 Berwyn Lane, according to an Attempt to Locate bulletin announced to Lehigh County police departments about 9 p.m.

State police at Fogelsville released the bulletin.

According to a state police release, a man in a black sedan, perhaps with tinted windows,  approached the boy.  "I just came from Giant, and I want you to try some of my ice cream," police quote the man as saying.

The boy ran away and the man drove off in an unknown direction, according to the release.  The boy apparently notified adults who called police.

A similar incident happened earlier this week in Bethlehem and prompted this list of tips for keeping kids safe.

It was announced in the Attempt to Locate bulletin that other departments should contact state police if they received any similar reports.

State police ask that anyone with information about the incident or any similar incidents should contact state police at 610-395-1438. They specifically are asked to attempt to obtain a vehicle description and registration.

sin city sally October 27, 2012 at 02:15 AM
is this the same boy who was run over while trick or treating in upper macungie friday evening? not a single story on patch about the horrible accident god is punishing the sinners of the devils holiday


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