MANATEE -- The Manatee County Sheriff's Office is investigating a report that a man tried to lure a girl into his pickup truck Tuesday evening as she played near her home, according to a news release.
About 8:41 p.m., the girl was playing in the 700 block of 64th Avenue East, Bradenton, when the truck approached her and the driver partially rolled down his tinted window. The man started a conversation with the child, according to the report.
"The unknown male tried to verbally direct the child into his vehicle," the report states.
A physical description of the man was not obtained because of the window tint and because he didn't get out of the vehicle, according to the sheriff's office.
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The truck was described as a late model black Dodge with an extended cab and large rims and tires. It had dark tinted windows with chrome sidesteps mounted under the cab, according to the sheriff's office.