Man Lures Kids Into Car And Exposes Himself

MESQUITE (CBSDFW.COM) – Four days after a man lured a little girl from Mesquite into his vehicle and then exposed himself, the 6-year-old was out playing again; by herself. “It does concern me,” admitted Rosemary Garza, the girl’s grandmother. “Some of the people are not letting their kids out at all. We don’t want them to be afraid to go outside. We want them to still play outside,” Garza explained.

Garza, who takes care of her granddaughter while her mother works, said the child has been warned about stranger danger, and yet the 6-year-old and her 8-year-old girlfriend still got into a stranger’s car. “This is a family community. All the families around here are nervous,” said Garza.

Mesquite police say the suspect was driving a black car, which was captured on surveillance video. The car pulled up to a playground in the Casa Claire apartment complex in the 1100 block of Hillcrest Street.

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The playground at the Casa Claire Apartments in Mesquite.

A group of kids were playing when the man called over the two little girls. Police say the suspect used the oldest trick in the book. The stranger used candy to lure the girls into his car. In this case, it was chewing gum and chips.

After the stranger exposed himself, the two girls ran from the car. Police say although there were other children around, there were not any adults in the immediate area. “Never leave your children unattended,” warned Mesquite police Lieutenant, Bill Hedgpeth. “Even if you’re 20, 30 or 40 feet away, your attention can be diverted and something can happen,” the officer added.

Garza says at least one adult did get a good look at the stranger. However, the description is still very vague. The suspect is described as a clean-shaven, black male in his 30s.

  • altha

    Woman what is wrong with you (Mrs Garza)? this is a child if you tell her it’s ok to go out side to play then go with her.

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  • TOR

    It’s a Latin thing. They dress their little girls like tarts from an early age. They expect them to be sexually active by 8 or so. I speak Portuguese, and I overheard little girls in Sao Paolo and Rio de Janeiro talking to each other about things I won’t mention here. It’s a totally different culture and mindset, and a sick one at that.

    If that would have happened to my little girl, I’d find the guy and burn off his junk with an acetylene torch.

    • TOR

      That was in response to altha’s question to Mrs. Garza, by the way.

    • NiteNurse

      Wow so are you saying if a child repeats stuff she hears at home and then gets molested or raped she was asking for it? Or if a child or woman dresses like a tart then she deserves to be raped or molested? Is this the Middle East where women and female children are punished for the perverted acts of men?

      • Glenn Davis

        I’d say more than 50% of the parents out there shouldn’t be allowed to have kids. They’re rude and nasty kids now days and have no respect for anyone. I’ve never seen kids so rude as they are today.

        I’m a gay white male I wish some guy would expose himself to me. :)

  • NiteNurse

    I hope the police gave her mother a nice long talk about allowing a child that age to play unsupervised in the front yard.

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