Kzoo Co. deputies investigate suspicious encounter

RICHLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities are investigating after a child said he was approached by a strange man in the Kalamazoo area.

It happened around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday along Meadowstone Drive, in the area of E G Avenue and N. Sprinkle Road, in Richland Township.

The Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office says it got a report that a juvenile was riding his bike when a stranger said he would give him candy if he got in his car. The juvenile ran home and told his mom. The stranger drove off.

The man was described as a light-skinned black male around the age of 30. He was of average build, was balding and had a stubbly beard. He was wearing an older red T-shirt and dirty jeans. The sheriff's office said he also slouched a little while standing.

His car was described as an older four-door maroon sedan in poor condition. It may have had damage to one of the headlights.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff's Office at 269.383.8748 or Silent Observerat 269.343.2100.

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