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Franklin Police: Report Of Man Offering Ride To Girls Was Misunderstanding

Franklin Police: Report Of Man Offering Ride To Girls Was Misunderstanding

CREATED Feb 28, 2014

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Franklin Police said a report of a man offering a ride to two girls in a subdivision turned out to be a misunderstanding.

The man, who had just dropped off his own children, flagged officers down Friday morning near Hunters Bend Elementary and told them he thought they may be the man for whom they were searching. He voluntarily spoke with detectives at Franklin Police Headquarters.

He told police that he had just dropped off his child at school on Wednesday morning and was on his way back to his home in the Fieldstone Farms subdivision when he saw two girls on their bicycles who he said appeared lost. He stopped to check on them.

The girls told their parents that a man they did not know had offered them a ride, and police were contacted. Extra patrols were ordered around Franklin Schools on Friday.

"After looking at this closely, we're certain that nothing was afoot here," said Franklin Police Sgt. Charles Warner. "When it comes to kids, however, we have a huge responsibility to get it right. That's why we sent the alert, and flooded area schools with extra officers this morning. Today's resolution is a best-case scenario, and a relief."