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School student approached by stranger in truck

A Bloomfield Hills Schools student who got off a school bus and was walking to his home between 11 and 11:20 a.m. on Friday, January 22, was approached by a man in an older black pickup truck offering “to give him a better life” if the student came with him.


West Bloomfield Police Public Information Officer Curt Lawson said the incident occurred between Burgundy Drive and Bordeaux, south of Long Lake and east of Middlebelt. The student, a young teen, reported to police that he was approached by a white man in a older black pickup truck with rust on the wheel well. He stopped the truck and said to the student, “If you come with me, I'll give you a better life.”


The young teen said, “No, I'm fine,” and took off, as did the driver in the pickup truck.


The driver in the pickup truck is described as a white male with a scraggly beard, black hair in a short pony tail and a red bandana over his face.


West Bloomfield police detectives have been searching cameras from homes in the area and have extra patrols in the area, according to Lawson.


Anyone with any information is requested to contact Detective Harold at West Bloomfield Police, 248.975.8916.

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