Police Warn Of Suspicious Activity At School Bus Stop

Posted at 3:53 PM, Apr 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-14 00:24:02-04

Clarksville Police officers have warned the public of suspicious activity at a school bus stop involving a 7-year-old.

According to police, a man stopped at E and Market Street tried to get the child in the car while waiting on the school bus.

Witnesses said he pulled up, waved and then motioned the child over to him with his finger. The child ran away, going down Market Street and the man followed him in the vehicle.

The vehicle was last seen turning onto Rainbow Street. The witnesses thought the man in the vehicle lived in the neighborhood.

He was described as a white man with dark hair and a mustache, driving a black Hummer H2. It had a a Tennessee license plate of J3493K.

Officers canvassed the neighborhood and found two black Hummer H2s, but the tags did not match the suspect's vehicle.

"When I got off of work I swung by just to make sure that they're OK and to see if there's anything that I can do to help out and if they needed anything," he said.

Ben Yettow knows the child's family. He told NewsChannel 5 they're shaken up but safe.

"I think any seven-year-old or any child would be shook up for something like that. That was a smart brave thing to do that, to think on his feet like that," Yettow said.

The incident hits close to home for Yettow, who is a father of four.

"Our oldest walks to school every day and it could happen to her, Luckily, she walks with kids," he said.

Anyone with information on the vehicle please call the Clarksville Police Department or Detective Josh Jobe at 931-648-0656, ext. 5269.