WEST ALTON, Mo. (KSDK) – Police say an unidentified man approached a 6-year-old girl and asked her to come to his car.
It happened at approximately 9:45 a.m. near the intersection of 182 St. Charles Street and Highway 94. The suspect is described as a black man in a red SUV.
Police say the girl, terrified by the encounter, ran to a nearby church, where she was able to find a teacher who contacted her parents and police.
Authorities responded to the scene, but couldn't find the vehicle. Its description has been distributed to patrolling officers.
No additional information was available.