Suspicious Incident in Antioch Did Not Involve Attempted Child Luring

Antioch police responded about 11:00 am Monday, July 24, 2017 to a report of a suspicious person in the block of 500 Indian Trail Road, in the Tiffany Farms Subdivision.

A parent contacted the police after their 8- and 11-year old children reported that while riding their bicycles in the neighborhood, a male subject in a vehicle drove slowly by them and appeared to take a photograph of them with his cellular phone. The subject was described as a white male, possibly in his 60’s, who had a gray or white beard.

The suspicious male was described as driving a full-size silver sport utility vehicle that was pulling an open top trailer that may have been red in color.

Although this individual’s behavior is suspicious in nature, the Antioch Police want to address concerns circulating on social media.

The incident did not involve an attempted luring of the children toward the vehicle. Based on statements from the children involved, at no time did the subject in this incident make any alleged attempts to have contact with the children, nor did he attempt to engage them in any form of interaction.

The Antioch Police Department would like to ask that anyone having additional information about this incident contact the Investigations Division.

Community members are requested to immediately report any and all suspicious activity by calling 911.