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    Parents of young kids -- READ THIS

    Yesterday I got this email from a friend who works with an area fire department:

    DC-G Parent,

    The following message is being sent through the DC-G AlertNow system, on behalf of Chief Michelle R. Leonard, Dallas Center Police Dept.

    WARNING: CHILD SAFETY ISSUE

    On 06-09-08, between 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm, a dark colored vehicle approached two 10 year-old females at 14th and Sugar Grove. He offered money, showing them money, if they would get into the vehicle. The suspect was a white male with short hair, plates possibly Nebraska with partial plate being GAZA. He circled the block approx. 8 to 10 times prior to speaking to them.

    On 06-10-08, between 6:00 pm and 6:30 pm, a nine year-old female was approached at the corner of 10th and Walnut. The white male was wearing jeans and a t-shirt. He spoke very nice to her. He had short dark hair and a skinny build. He was driving a newer dark colored vehicle, unknown plate information. He stuck his hand out the window with a five dollar bill in it and offered it to her if she got into the car.

    I would like everyone to take this opportunity to discuss with their children the danger and the importance of escape in a situation like this. I would also encourage the children to pay attention to license plates, facial hair, race, clothing, scars, etc. Run to the nearest safe place and immediately ask an adult to call 911. I encourage people not to share the information ie: name and address of girls already approached as it may endanger them. I am currently running a search on the partial plate information through Nebraska and Iowa. I will have officers out during the evening hours looking for specifics. I have notified Fire and EMS to also be on the look out. Area agencies have been notified of the incidents as well.

    The suspect has not gotten out of his vehicle and approached anyone. He offers them money from inside the vehicle. If anyone has any information they think might me of assistance to the location and identification of the suspect please feel free to call the Sheriff's Office at 993-4567, Dallas Center Police Dept. at 992-3086, City Hall at 992-3725 or email me at dallascenterpd@mchsi.com. Otherwise call 911 if a similar incident occurs.

    Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

    Chief Michelle R. Leonard
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    Last night a friend across the street who happens to be a Waukee police officer came over and told me that just a few blocks from our house, a guy fitting the description similar to the sick piece of trash in the letter and again driving a dark colored car approached 4 young girls and offered them money to get into his car. This happened just south of the high school on SE Olson Drive. Please have another talk with your kids about avoiding this creep and keep on the lookout for dark colored cars that look out of place.

    I don't want to start a panic at all, just wanted people to be aware of this. As the parents of 3 girls from 3 to almost 9, I wanted to make sure as many people know about this as possible.

    CR91




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    Re: Parents of young kids -- READ THIS

    I wish it was legal to kill these people on the spot. Just blow 'em up - whatever.



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    Re: Parents of young kids -- READ THIS

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    I wish it was legal to kill these people on the spot. Just blow 'em up - whatever.
    Couldn't agree more! What sick ****ers



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    Re: Parents of young kids -- READ THIS

    I would like to Citizen's arrest this guy and accidentally have a car or blunt object hit him in the face and crotch a couple times. He tripped, not sure why


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    Re: Parents of young kids -- READ THIS

    Quote Originally Posted by clones26 View Post
    I would like to Citizen's arrest this guy and accidentally have a car or blunt object hit him in the face and crotch a couple times. He tripped, not sure why
    10-4, I could think of a lot of things that would be fun, but if I mentioned it, it might be used against me in court.........



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    Re: Parents of young kids -- READ THIS

    When my kids were young, we had a "secret code" word that only we knew. If ANYONE - including relatives - tried to get them in the car, they would have had to know the secret code word. Fortunately, it never was used - but it made them actually feel a little safer.

    I think we picked up the idea from an article or book titled "Street Smart Kids". it's also important that the kids know in those situations that they scream and run in the OPPOSITE direction the vehicle is facing.


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    Re: Parents of young kids -- READ THIS

    Quote Originally Posted by djkent01 View Post
    When my kids were young, we had a "secret code" word that only we knew. If ANYONE - including relatives - tried to get them in the car, they would have had to know the secret code word. Fortunately, it never was used - but it made them actually feel a little safer.

    I think we picked up the idea from an article or book titled "Street Smart Kids". it's also important that the kids know in those situations that they scream and run in the OPPOSITE direction the vehicle is facing.
    My parents had one for my two sisters and I as well. We never had to use it, but it definitely made all involved feel much better.

    However, the cops didn't know the secret word, but I still had to get in the car with them....

    I kid I kid



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    Re: Parents of young kids -- READ THIS

    as the parent of three kids...this make me sick.


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    Re: Parents of young kids -- READ THIS

    I hope a neighborhood father finds this guy before the cops do. I'm not a violent person, but I would make an exception in this case.



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    Re: Parents of young kids -- READ THIS

    Thanks for the warning. The faster word spreads, the better. Mrs. yCy



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    Re: Parents of young kids -- READ THIS

    So, I assume no girls have been kidnapped since this hasn't made bigger news?



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    Re: Parents of young kids -- READ THIS

    A small part of me wonders if Waukee is doing this to raise awareness instead of an actual sick guy out there trying to abduct girls.

    The only reason It think that is the information got out rather quickly and all the attempted abductions occurred during the day when he could've been spotted easily.



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    Re: Parents of young kids -- READ THIS

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue52 View Post
    So, I assume no girls have been kidnapped since this hasn't made bigger news?
    Nobody has been yet. The letter and the talk I had with the Waukee policeman says so far he has not left his car.



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    Re: Parents of young kids -- READ THIS

    I very vaguely remember a situation like this in my hometown when I was younger. And then one day I was playing in my friend's backyard, and apparently a car was circling the block. My friend's mom ran out and got us. I don't think I dreamed it, anyway.

    Shouldn't this be put in the paper or something so everyone knows, or who exactly are these emails being sent to?



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    Re: Parents of young kids -- READ THIS

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    A small part of me wonders if Waukee is doing this to raise awareness instead of an actual sick guy out there trying to abduct girls.

    The only reason It think that is the information got out rather quickly and all the attempted abductions occurred during the day when he could've been spotted easily.
    The two incidents in the letter happened in Dallas Center and the letter is from the Dallas Center Police Chief. Yesterday at 4pm it happened in Waukee. I would say there is little to no chance it is public awareness tactic.

    And if it is one, it is a pretty pisspoor one at that...



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