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Police: Men attempted to give elementary school girl a ride

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Austin Police say an elementary school girl did the right thing when two men approached her offering to give her a ride home from school.

Shortly after school let out Monday at Travis Heights Elementary police say two men in a black truck pulled over to talk to an elementary student.

The men offered her a ride home and one man got out of the truck.

"It sounds like she told them no, she doesn't talk to strangers and when they got out she took off running so that's everything I could expect from a child," explained Corporal David Boyd with APD.

Boyd says the girl did the right thing and what happened should be an opportunity for parents to talk to their children about strangers.

Officers say the girl's mom called police to report what happened. The girl and her family live less than half a mile from the school at the Travis Park Apartments in the 1100 block of Oltorf.

"Neither one of the males tried to grab her. There was no attempted kidnapping," said Boyd.

The department is investigating this as suspicious activity and tracking the men down may be difficult.

"We have a description of a black truck, one black male and one white male. It doesn't narrow things down for us but it gives the public something to keep an eye out for or if they see anything suspicious or matching that to call us."

AISD Police will increase patrols around the elementary school. The school says the girl did the right thing by running to a trusted adult.

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