Police: White-haired man in Corvette tries to lure girl into car

SANTEE, Calif. -- Police asked for help Saturday tracking down a man who tried to lure a 9-year-old girl into his car in Santee.

The girl was riding her bike on Poplin Drive, near Chet F. Harritt Elementary School and a local little league field, when a man approached her around 6 p.m. Thursday.

The stranger asked if she would like a ride to "the game," the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said, but she was frightened and rode her bike home.

The suspect was described as a man in his 60s or 70s with white hair, wearing a red hat and chrome sunglasses. He was driving a silver, 1984-1990 Chevrolet Corvette with "T-Tops."

The car had a disabled person license plate with the number seven on it, officials said. The rest of the plate numbers were unknown.

Surveillance video from a home in the neighborhood captured a vehicle matching that description around the time of the incident. Police are hoping it could help identify the driver:

Surveillance video captured a silver convertible that police believe was driven by a man who tried to lure a 9-year-old into his car.

The homeowner, who asked not to be named but shared the video with FOX 5, said news of the encounter was extremely disturbing. "I never thought something like this could happen in our neighborhood," she said. "Kids ride their bikes all the time around here."

Anyone with information may remain anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477. You may be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to a felony arrest.

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