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Mayfield Heights Police identify man who offered ride to 2 kids

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Posted at 8:00 PM, Jan 17, 2023

MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio — The Mayfield Heights Police Department has identified a man who they say approached two Lander Elementary School students and offered them rides home.

It happened around 2:40 p.m. near Bellingham and Ascot roads.

Police said the children told their parents that while walking home, they had been approached by an unknown man who put his hand on one of the children's shoulders and asked if he could drive them home.

The children told the man no, and he got back in his vehicle and drove away, police said.

Detectives later identified the man and interviewed him. He told the detectives he was in the area to pick up his daughter from an aftercare program at the school, police said.

Once the investigation is complete, police said the case will be sent to the prosecutor's office to determine if charges will be filed.

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