3:39 PM EDT, May 22, 2012
The Fishers Police Department is on the lookout for a suspicious man who they said tried to lure children into his car.
It happened around 7:15 p.m. Friday in the Brooks Chase subdivision near 136th Street and Brooks School Road.
Christina Duke-Powers immediately called 911 after she saw a man driving a black Toyota Camry pull up to her house, roll down his passenger-side window and yell for her 8-year-old daughter to get inside of his car.
"My daughter was right on the sidewalk and he tried to talk her into coming into his vehicle," said Duke-Powers to police.
Luckily, Duke-Powers was able to grab her daughter before anything happened and followed the man through the neighborhood where he appeared to continue on his quest.
"He tried luring somebody else on 131st," said Duke-Powers.
According to neighbors, the suspicious man is no stranger to the area.
"I know the kids said he's in the park,” said neighbor Brenda Highsaw-Ballinger. “The park up the street. That they have seen him in the park just sitting around in the park. It's scary. It's real scary.”
While police said they have not had any other reports about the man, they are urging parents to be extra vigilant.
"It is imperative that they know where their children are at, who they are with and what they are doing," warns Officer Thomas Weger, Fishers public information officer.
The suspect is described as a white male, 30 to 40-years-old, with a thin build and dirty blonde, spiky hair. He was last seen driving a black Toyota Camry late 2000 model car.