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Boy claims stranger offered candy to get in their SUV in Fort Myers

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Posted at 9:20 AM, Sep 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-19 06:38:18-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Police have released an image of a vehicle of interest in a reported "stranger danger" incident last week in Fort Myers.

According to Fort Myers Police, a young boy reported that on September 11, he was walking along Central Avenue when a silver SUV pulled up and a female passenger offered him candy to get in the vehicle.

The boy refused and ran away.

The driver was described as a black male with a short beard, shoulder length dreadlocks, with tattoos on his arms and hands.

There was a passenger that the boy described as a black female with shoulder length red hair, a camouflage shirt, and 1 gold tooth.

If anyone in the area has knowledge of a vehicle or couple that may match this description, they are urged to contact Fort Myers Police Detective Myra King at (239) 321-8016 or email

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Suspected silver vehicle in report of stranger danger in Fort Myers on September 11, 2019.

This incident reportedly happened the same day as another suspicious incident reported in Naples. In that case an 11-year-old girl says a man in a white car tried to get her to climb in their car.