LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) — An alleged abduction attempt in Louisville has police warning parents to talk to their children about "stranger danger".
Officers went to the 9300 block of Blazing Star Dr. in Norton Commons in response to a suspicious vehicle. According to a release, a woman called police after her 12-year-old daughter was approached by a woman on Tuesday night. The girl was walking the dog about a block away from her home around 9:30pm.
The woman, approximately 40-year-old with long brown hair, approached the girl in a newer model, small, black Lexus SUV with tinted windows and told her, "Your mother is busy and can't come pick you up." When the woman told the girl to get in the car, the child refused and walked home to tell her mother.
While officers were still on the phone with the caller, they spotted the suspicious vehicle, but were unable to stop it as it quickly fled the area.
A similar incident may have happened on July 23, according to police. in the same neighborhood and involving a man and woman in a similar vehicle.
Police are encouraging parents to warn their children about "stranger danger". If anyone has any information on either incident, they are to call 911 or 574-LMPD. They also are reminding the public that while the NextDoor app is a good resource, it is not monitored by police and that calling 911 is the only way to get help from officers.