December 20, 2014

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Women alleges men tried to lure children into car at North Park

ELYRIA – An Elyria woman told police that two men tried to lure children into their car on Friday.

Kelly Madis, 38, said that she and five to seven children from an apartment complex on North Abbe Road went out to play at on Friday at North Park around 9 p.m. While they were playing, Madis said she saw a red Jeep Cherokee pull up next to a 12-year-old boy in the group.

Madis said a black man was driving the jeep with a white man in the passenger’s seat.

The boy told officers the man in the passenger’s seat said, “Come here little man and help me find something in my Jeep,” according to a police report.

The boy told police that he tried to walk from the Jeep but the men continued to follow him until he started to run to tell Madis what happened.

Madis told police that the Jeep then circled the block and came back to the park, where one of the men asked to speak to the children. Madis told the men to leave and they did, police said.

Contact Anna Merriman at 329-7245 or amerriman@chroniclet.com.