Mt. Healthy police search for suspects in connection with child enticement
UPDATE: Mt. Healthy police say this was a misunderstanding. There was no incident of child enticement.
MT. HEALTHY, Ohio (WXIX) - Mt. Healthy police are searching for three suspects in connection with child enticement that occurred on Monday afternoon.
Mt. Healthy Police Chief Vincent Demasi says three children were walking home from school in the 7800 block of Clovernook Avenue when they were approached by a man and two women inside a silver Ford sedan.
The suspects asked the minors if they wanted a ride home, but they were scared and ran.
Demasi says the driver was then following the children.
The children made it home safely and told their parents what happened, the chief said.
“I seen one of my kids running up towards me, and the other kids were still behind, so I was looking like where are the other children and one of the kids told me they almost got snatched up,” says a mother of one of the children.
The mother, who wished to remain anonymous, says her child ran into her arms and told her what just happened.
“‘Mom, somebody tried to snatch us up,’” she recalled.
The mother says she was overwhelmed with emotions and “instantly” called 911.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Jones at 513-728-3182.
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