Logan Parents on Alert for Stranger Danger

Logan Parents on Alert for Stranger Danger

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Sandra Yi ReportingPolice in Logan are urging parents to talk to their children about stranger danger after officers received reports of a suspicious man watching kids at bus stops and schools.

There have been several recent sightings in Logan and at high schools in Cache County. In some cases he's even offered girls rides.

Brenda Christoffersen, Parent: "She handled it correctly. She didn't completely freak out."

Brenda Christoffersen is a proud parent, but mostly she's just relieved.

Brenda Christoffersen: "I'm glad nothing more happened than what did happen."

Logan Parents on Alert for Stranger Danger

Last week her 13-year old daughter was walking home from the bus stop when a man pulled up beside her and offered her a ride.

Brenda Christoffersen: "She was with a friend and the both of them said 'no', and he pulled off to the side of the road and kind of watched them."

The two girls waited at a neighbor's house until the man drove away.

Brenda Christoffersen: "She was very upset, kind of disbelief that something like that would happen to her."

North Park Police say they're investigating similar reports of a man sitting in his car and watching kids near bus stops and schools. That concerns them.

Sgt. John Seamons, North Park Police Dept.: “As most criminals and predators do, they will case out their area before they make an attempt to abduct or commit their crimes.”

Christoffersen holds on to hope the man isn't a predator. But the thought scares her. She has this message for parents.

Brenda Christoffersen: "Watch your kids close, make sure they know what to do, drill it into their brains."

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