Police: Man offered ride to B.G. schoolchildren


BOWLING GREEN — Two elementary school students told police Wednesday that they were approached by a man who asked if they wanted a ride.

The students from Crim Elementary School reported that they were walking to school at about 8 a.m. when a man walked up to them, asked where they were going and what street they were on. The man then said it was cold outside and asked if the students wanted a ride.

The students declined and walked away; the man did not follow.

Police said no threats were made and the man did not attempt to touch the children.

Still, police are asking that anyone with information about the man contact Bowling Green police at 419-352-1131.

The man is described by police as black, with short hair, wearing a black coat, and in his 30s.