NORWOOD (CBS) – Norwood Police are looking into a possible attempted child abduction at a school bus stop Friday morning.
They say a man drove up to a girl at a bus stop around 8 a.m. and told her that her father was in a car accident. The man claimed her mother called him and asked him to bring her to the hospital.READ MORE: Over 300,000 Baby Pacifiers Recalled Due To Choking Hazard
“She realized something wasn’t right,” said Norwood Deputy Police Chief Peter Kelly, and the girl ran to a friend’s house.
The man drove off in a white or silver SUV. Police described him as “tanned with a close cropped beard, possibly in his 30s.”
Parent Christy Martincek called the incident “scary.”READ MORE: Massachusetts Nurses Union Wants Baker's Help To Address 'Overwhelmed And Burned Out' Workers
“It’s scary, you know? With everything going on in the world, it’s just scary raising kids these days,” she said.
Norwood Public Schools sent out a reverse call advising all parents of the incident and asked them to speak with their children about how to stay safe.
Kelly said parents should use take this as an opportunity to talk with their children, and teach them what to do if a stranger approaches them.MORE NEWS: Brad Marchand Snatches Fan's Phone, Records Hilarious Message Before Bruins-Capitals Game
“This girl was prepared and knew how to handle it,” he said.