Arrest made in Worthington ‘stranger danger’ incidents

WORTHINGTON, OH (WCMH) — Worthington police say they have made an arrest in multiple child enticement incidents in the area.

According to the Worthington Division of Police, a man was arrested Monday night after he attempted to make contact with a young child within the city. Witnesses recognized the suspicious activity and immediately called police. Officers were able to locate the suspect and arrested him.

Police said Sunday afternoon a 9-year-old girl was approached by a man in her own yard. He told her to get in his car. After hearing the news, another parent stepped forward saying a man with a similar description approached her nine-year-old daughter last month.

On Sunday around 4 p.m., police said a man pulled into a driveway on East North Street where several children were playing in their yard, and told a nine-year-old girl to get in. Another parent said her nine-year-old daughter had the same thing happen to her walking to a friend’s house on Ridgedale Drive North on July 12th.

Police said both children reacted exactly like they’re taught.

Police have not released any more details on the arrest. 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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