According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, their deputies responded to an incident yesterday (Wednesday August 10th) near Main Street in Marcus. Deputies say an unknown female, driving a newer body-style Chevrolet Impala, drove up to some children playing, and stated that she had been instructed by the childrens’ parents that she should pick them up.
The children did not get into the vehicle, and instead, ran inside and alerted authorities, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Cherokee County Authorities describe the woman as an older white female, with brown and grey hair.
Authorities advise that you should always talk with your children about talking to strangers, and who they can trust.
Wednesday’s incident in Marcus reminds us of a similar case that happened in June of this year in Orange City. In that incident, the Orange City Police reported that a man had approached a child in an Orange City park, told her he knew her, and reportedly told the 10-year old girl that her mother had asked him to pick up the girl. Police say that, in that case, when the man wasn’t able to tell the girl her family’s password, she ran away. KIWA reached out to Orange City Police Officer Jim Pottebaum, who tells us that, in their June case, no arrests have been yet made. Pottebaum says the OCPD continues to look into every lead they receive in the case. If you have any information on the June attempted child abduction case in Orange City, you are encouraged to call the Orange City Police Department at 712-707-4251.
If you have any information about Wednesday’s attempted child abduction in Marcus, you’re asked to contact the Cherokee County Sheriff’s office at 712-225-6728.