Mishawaka police are looking for a suspect who reportedly tried to abduct a child.
A parent called police Wednesday and told them that someone in a red pickup truck tried to lure a child into the truck. The child screamed “stranger alert” three times and ran.
The red pickup truck reportedly had some rust and a busted headlight. The suspect is described as a possible male Hispanic with long black hair and a black beard.
The incident happened near the area of Cedar and Lawrence, and police are asking anyone that was in that area from 3 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday and may have seen what happened to step forward.
Police applaud the child for screaming “stranger alert”, as that’s their preferred tactic for children to avoid being abducted.