Man Tries to Lure Young Girl Into Jeep With ‘Cute Puppy': Cops

Authorities are looking to identify a stranger who allegedly stopped a young girl in Connecticut Tuesday and asked her if she wanted to see the cute dog in the back of his Jeep, according to police.
The girl was at her bus stop at the intersection of Clinton Avenue and Breezy Knoll around 7:20 a.m. when the man, who looked to be between 40 and 50 years old, approached her, police said. 

The man initially walked up and down Clinton Avenue, then got into an older green Jeep Grand Cherokee and asked the girl twice if she wanted to see the cute dog in the back of his car, police said. 

The girl immediately ran home and notified her parents. 

The man has brown hair and a bald spot; police did not release a photo of him. Anyone with information to help identify the man is asked to call the Westport Detective Bureau at 203-341-6080. 

The Westport Police Department said officers are working closely with the Westport Board of Education to ensure the safety of our students and continue to keep the public informed. 

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