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APD investigates after child gets into car with stranger


Amarillo Police want to remind  parents of basic safety rules when it comes to children after a child was coaxed into a car by a stranger Sunday morning. 

The incident happened in 800 block of south Maryland just before 10. Police say a Hispanic male in a gray four door vehicle asked the child to get into the car and help him find a dog. 

The female child agreed, but got out a block away and went home. The child was not injured. 

This incident remains under investigation.

With children being outside so much more in the summer, it's a good idea to remind them of basic safety rules: Don't speak to or approach an unknown adult that asks for help. 

Don't get into a vehicle with an unknown adult.  Remind them to tell their parent or guardian immediately if someone tries to get them to get into a vehicle with them. 

Teach children that any adult or older child that wants them to go anywhere without their parent's permission could be a dangerous stranger. 

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