Police: Man uses puppy in attempt to lure child into car at Detroit gas station

Posted at 6:55 PM, Sep 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-30 09:31:27-04

A man has been accused of an attempted abduction after seen using a puppy to lure a child into his vehicle Saturday afternoon in Detroit, police say. 

Witnesses told police that the suspect was driving a newer model silver Dodge Charger at the Citgo gas station on McNichols with a black puppy in the front seat.

The suspect approached the 10-year-old boy, who police say frequents the area. A witness intervened and walked the boy home to make sure he got in safe, police say. 

The suspect is described as a 6-foot tall, medium-build white male with a bald head. He was wearing a green jacket, black pants and black sunglasses. Police believe the man lives in Redford. 

Police viewed the gas station's surveillance video, which confirmed the witness accounts. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

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