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Suspicious man offers O.C. boy ride to school

The Orange county Sheriff's Department released this sketch of a man suspected of offering an 11-year-old boy a ride to school in Dana Point.

September 20, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Authorities need the public's help finding a man who offered an 11-year-old boy a ride to school in Dana Point last week.The boy's grandmother had just dropped him off at a bus stop on Crown Valley Parkway near Sea Island Drive last Thursday at 9 a.m. The driver asked the boy if he could give him a ride, so the boy ran back to his grandmother's car.

When the grandmother confronted the suspect, he said he was a teacher and thought the boy might need a ride. He then drove away in a faded black four-door Mercedes Benz.

The Orange County Sheriff's Department said the suspect is a white male, 50 to 60 years old, with short dark brown or gray receding hair.

Anyone with information is urged to call the sheriff's department at (714) 647-6194.

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