Dakota County authorities: man may have tried to lure little girl

Suspect described as 60-year-old man in pickup truck

Al Schoch
May 22, 2018 - 6:35 am
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Officials in Dakota County are warning residents of a reported incident of a man trying to lure a 10-year-old girl into his truck, telling her he needed help finding his lost puppy.

The sheriff’s office said this happened Monday afternoon in Castle Rock Township, south of Farmington, near the intersection of Berring Avenue and 225th Street West.

The suspect is described as a white man, about 60 years old, driving a black pickup truck. He allegedly offered the girl $100 and candy.

Investigators are asking parents to be on the lookout and to remind their kids of the danger of strangers.