Stranger Danger: Extra patrols planned in Overland Park after girl reports being approached by man

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Extra police patrols are planned at all Overland Park schools after a fourth report of stranger danger in Johnson County in the last three weeks.

A girl reported being approached by a man with a rag Wednesday morning on her way to school.

Police say the 13-year-old girl was riding her bike near 103rd and Goddard around 7:30 a.m. when the unidentified man walked around a silver compact four-door car and approached the girl.

The girl rode to Holy Spirit Catholic School  and reported the incident. The girl was not hurt.

The suspect was described as a white man in his 40s with a gray mustache and circle-rimmed glasses.

Last week, police in Overland Park said another teenage girl reported an attempted abduction on her way to school. The 14-year-old girl said she was near 80th Street and Glenwood on Feb. 5 when a white man with wire-rimmed glasses in a white pickup truck with a gun stopped and told her to get in.

Four days earlier, a 12-year-old boy told his mother he was walking home from school in the 7400 block of Bond Street, in Shawnee, when a black male in his 20s got out of a red sport utility vehicle and tried to grab him, telling him to "get in the car."

On Jan. 25, a girl told police she was approached in the 14400 block of W. 67th Street, also in Shawnee, by two men in their 20s who asked her if she would like to come to their house. When she tried to run away, a third person driving a gold four-door sedan with front-end damage on the right front quarter panel pulled into a driveway and blocked her path. She escaped unharmed.

No arrests have been made in any of the incidents. If you know anything about what happened in any of the cases, you are urged to call the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS.

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