Attempted Luring Near Northwood Middle School

Attempted Luring Near Northwood Middle School
Attempted Luring Near Northwood Middle School

A 14 year old girl used her wits and a calculator to scare off a man who was trying to lure her into a van.

It happened yesterday as she walked home from Northwood Middle School.

Spokane County sheriff deputies say the driver asked if he could give the girl a ride home and she told him “no” and continued walking. Investigators say the the van paced her and the man kept asking the girl to get in, that she would be safe with him.

The girl says that’s when she pulled out a calculator and pretended it was a cell phone.

The van then drove off from the area of Farwell and Pittsburg. It’s described as a blue full size van with tinted windows and no license plates.

The driver was a white man in his 20’s or 30’s.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Crime Check at 456-2233.