Bexley mayor says unknown man tried to lure middle-schooler into his car

BEXLEY (WCMH)–Bexley Mayor Ben Kessler is warning parents after a man reportedly tried to lure a young girl into his car on Sunday.

Kessler said on his Facebook page that a driver in another car witnessed this, and asked the suspect to leave. The suspect was reportedly in a white car, in the area of Powell and Roosevelt.

Kessler is asking anyone with information to call Bexley police at (614) 559-4444, and is also encouraging the witness vehicle to come forward.

“Please remind your kids to avoid interaction with strangers and to run from danger, and many thanks to the other driver for helping to intervene,” he wrote. “Stay safe Bexley.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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