Police say they investigated a child luring report involving a student walking to school in Antioch and released the suspect following an investigation Monday.
The Antioch Police Department said they were alerted to an incident involving a 17-year-old Antioch High School student Monday morning.
The student reported they were walking in the 400 block of Johelia Trail.
A stranger driving a silver-colored sedan with tinted windows spoke to the student and offered them a ride to school.
The student rejected the offer and immediately notified their parents, who contacted the police.
An Antioch police officer located the suspect vehicle in the vicinity a short time later.
The suspect was fully cooperative in the investigation, police officials said.
Detectives were able to determine that there was no nefarious intent in the person’s actions.
The situation was not connected to similar incidents in neighboring communities.
“With the recent attempted child abductions in other communities, even with the best of intentions, it is advised that you should not offer unsolicited rides to children who you do not know,” Antioch Police Chief Geoff Guttschow said.
Guttschow said he commends the high school student for immediately notifying their parents and contacting the police department.
The police department said anyone who experiences a similar situation is encouraged to report it to law enforcement.
Last week, a man reportedly attempted to lure two children who were dropped off by their school bus in Beach Park.