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Cops seek candy waver
Girls approached off Windermere
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Forsyth County News
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Authorities have asked south Forsyth residents to watch for a suspicious vehicle in their neighborhood.

The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office received a report Monday that a man in a four-door sedan waved what appeared to be a candy bar at a group of girls.

The incident happened about 4 p.m. in the Brandon Hall subdivision off Windermere Parkway.

“He did not make any verbal contact and didn’t get out of his vehicle,” Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Garrison said. “He slid over to the passenger side and held up something silver that looked like some kind of package of candy.”

An e-mail about the incident was sent Tuesday to parents of children who attend nearby Daves Creek Elementary.

Garrison said a letter about the incident also went out through the agency’s Neighborhood Watch program to subdivisions throughout the county’s south end.

Sheriff’s Sgt. Allan Frampton said the object could have been a cell phone.

No laws were broken, but authorities would like to speak with the man, who is described as being in his teens or 20s with dark, curly hair.

The car is a bluish green four-door sedan, similar to a Nissan Maxima, and is missing a bumper.

Sheriff’s Lt. Col. Gene Moss said at least one of the girls had participated in Stranger Danger, a program designed to teach kids how to avoid being abducted.

The girls ran from the vehicle and immediately informed a parent.

Garrison and Frampton encouraged residents to join Neighborhood Watch if they “want fact-based information on a regular basis.”

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