Man tries to lead girls who sell Boy Scout cookies to his SUV, Jacksonville neighbors say – Action News Jax

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Neighbors are concerned after they say a man tried to lure two little girls who were selling boy scout cookies on his SUV in Grove Park on Saturday.

A concerned neighbor posted a picture of the SUV on the Nextdoor app and said the driver tried to trick the two young girls into following him to the vehicle.

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Holiday Hill Baptist Church pastor Albert Byrd says the Girl Scouts sold boy scout cookies at a craft fair held by the church on Saturday and the man’s vehicle was parked about two blocks from the church.

Byrd says he found out about the incident after it happened.

“It was communicated that he was trying to convince them they had to come with him for change in case he used to buy cookies,” Byrd said.

Neighbors say a parent stepped in to prevent the girls from going with the man.

Byrd tells us he was particularly concerned when neighbors in other areas reported similar situations.

“That there were other people with a similar description of the vehicle, similar circumstances,” said Byrd.

Action News Jax contacted the Jacksonville Sheriff’s office for information regarding the investigation.

A JSO spokesperson told Action News Jax that the incident has been investigated, the man has been identified, and no charges have been brought.

“A word we hear in many places, vigilance. And it’s not just parents, they’re community members too. You know you have to be vigilant about what’s going on, ”said Byrd.

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Action News Jax requested the incident report.

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