Police ask for help finding suspicious man

ST. GEORGE — St. George police are asking for the public’s help Friday to identify a man who tried to pick up a Tonaquint Intermediate School student Wednesday afternoon while he was walking home from school.

Center: Tonaquint Intermediate School, St. George, Utah, November 2013 | Photo by Joyce Kuzmanic, St. George News
Center: Tonaquint Intermediate School, St. George, Utah, November 2013 | Photo by Joyce Kuzmanic, St. George News

The boy was walking home on Tonaquint Drive from an after-school activity around 4:05 p.m. Wednesday when a man in his mid- to late-20s, stopped his car near Tonaquint Terrace and asked the boy if he needed a ride, according to a statement issued by St. George Police Friday afternoon. The boy declined a ride, but the man continued to ask him questions.

Just then, a family friend drove by and noticed the man engaging the boy in conversation, the statement said. The family friend was aware enough to know something was wrong and turned around and picked up the boy.

The man is described as a white male in his mid- to late-20s, wearing a ball cap. He was also said to have lots of facial sores and a mustache that was shaved in the middle under his nose. The car the man was driving was described as a gold sedan with lots of rounded dents all over it. The make and model of the sedan is unknown and no license plate information was obtained.

Anyone with any information about this man is asked to contact the St. George Police Department at 435-627-4300 or a school resource officer.

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