CONYERS — A 17-year-old female reported to police that while she was walking to meet a friend, a man stopped his car and tried to make her get in the vehicle with him.
The victim told a Conyers Police Department officer that she was walking on College Avenue toward Milstead Avenue around 3 p.m. Thursday when a small four-door passenger car pulled up beside her and the male driver asked if she needed a ride.
The victim’s mother told the Citizen that her daughter said no, but he kept asking her if she needed a ride, becoming more insistent. At one point, she said the man drove on the wrong side of the road in order to talk to her and started to open his door.
The victim then ran off and met her friend, who was waiting for her at the corner of College and Milstead avenues.
The suspect is described as a heavy set black male, who appeared to be in his mid- to late-40s, with what the victim said looked like a “lazy” eye. He was wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans and driving a dirty silver or light gold-colored car.
“I just want the public to know this has happened and that I hope it doesn’t happen to other kids,” said the victim’s mother, who asked not to be identified.
Conyers Police Department Officer Kim Lucas said the police have not had reports of similar incidents, but the victim and her mother took appropriate action by contacting the police.
“We like to reinforce that citizens feel free to call whenever something like this happens,” she said. “This is what our job is, to check out suspicious activity.”
Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Conyers Police Department at 770-483-6600.