Man who approached girl getting off bus identified in misunderstanding

Yesterday afternoon, Franklin Police asked for the public’s help to identify a man driving a light gray, older model 4-door Ford Escort station wagon. He was reported to have approached a 12-year-old girl as she got off the bus on Edgewood Boulevard, Tuesday afternoon.

That man came to Franklin Police Headquarters after learning officers wanted to speak with him. Officers who spoke with the man say that this was a simple misunderstanding and that the man is not suspected of any wrongdoing or ill intent. The young girl in this case did exactly the right thing, by walking away from the stranger’s car and immediately reporting the incident to her mother.

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