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Driver sought by police comes forward

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Gazette staff
February 9, 2012

Evansville police said the man who stopped two young boys Sunday afternoon came forward and feels terrible that police had to issue a notice to the public, Chief Scott McElroy said.


Police issued a news release Tuesday afternoon asking for the public's help in identifying a man in a white pickup truck who stopped two boys, ages 8 and 11, who were walking on Vision Street near Sixth Street. Police said the man asked the boys if they wanted to see a baby, and when the boys said no, the man asked again. The boys declined and walked away, and the driver drove off.


The man came to the police department Tuesday night and corroborated the boys' story. The man said his crying child was in the truck, and the man was trying to get the child to stop crying.


"It was nothing like a child abduction," McElroy said.



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