Police: Man tried to coerce young Galveston girl into his car

March 21, 2012 12:14:51 PM PDT
Authorities say a man tried to coerce a young Galveston girl into his vehicle while she waiting at a bus stop Wednesday morning.

According to Galveston police, at approximately 6:35am Wednesday, an 11-year-old female Galveston ISD student stood at her bus stop alone, at 40th Street and Ave. M 1/2, when a light skinned, African-American male, approximately 17-25 years of age, approached her in his vehicle.

The man told the girl no buses come to that location. When the student told the driver she caught her bus at that location, he asked her what school she attended and offered to give the student a ride to that campus. The girl refused.

She said the man asked her a second time and she again refused. She stated that the man then drove off in the direction of Ball High.

The vehicle was described as small, 4-door, black car with white pinstripe dashes throughout the paint body, with darkly tinted windows.

The student also described the male having black hair, approximately a quarter-inch in length, wearing a white T-shirt.

The GISD Police Department advises students walk to the bus stop with a friend or parent and to try and carry a cell phone capable of dialing 911.

If anyone has any additional information, you are urged to call Galveston police at 409-692-4816, 409-766-5811 or the after-hours GISD Police Officer at 409-692-2923.

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