Man tries to entice teen to vehicle in University Heights, police say

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Published: Jun. 8, 2023 at 10:03 PM EDT
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UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, Ohio (WOIO) - A 15-year-old Cleveland Heights girl reported to police that a man tried to entice her to his vehicle while she was walking along Cedar Road in the Cedar Center area on June 1st, according to University Heights Police.

Police said she saw him standing on the sidewalk outside a dark blue semi-truck with an empty flatbed trailer parked on Cedar Road.

The teen told police that as she walked near him, he said, “Come here,” and attempted to grab her arm.

The girl described the suspect as approximately 5′7″ to 5′9″ with a “big ginger beard”, wearing a plain short sleeve black T-shirt, possibly blue jeans, a black backward baseball cap, and sunglasses.

University Heights detectives responded to the scene and the matter remains under investigation.