Remember when you were a kid and your parents drilled it into you that you weren't supposed to take candy from strangers? And for most of us strangers never actually offered us candy, nor did we hear about it happening to any of our friends.
However, turns out that it does indeed happen, and Miami Police are looking for a man in a candy-luring case.
Police say the incident happened yesterday at 8 a.m. near NW First Place and 15th Street. A 13-year-old and his four younger siblings were walking along the area when a beige, four-door Nissan Maxima approached them.
The driver stopped the car, opened his door, and asked the kids if they'd like to get in and go to the store to get some candy. The suspect never got out of the car.
One of the children took out a cell phone to call their mother, and then the suspect drove away.
Police describe the suspect as a slim-built black man in his 50s or 60s with short black hair and a full grey beard. The beige Maxima is believed to be a 2006 to 2008 model. Anyone with information is asked to call Miami Police Department Special Victims Unit at 305-603-6300.
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