Man tries to lure children with promise of meeting Batman

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    police mlt logoMountlake Terrace police are investigating a report of a man in front of the Cedar Plaza Ace Hardware store last Saturday attempting to lure children with a promise of meeting Batman.

    According to police information released Monday, a patrol officer responded at 5:33 p.m. Saturday in the 22800 block of 48th Avenue West for a report of an attempted luring.

    The suspect was described as a white male in his 40s with brown and gray hair, medium build, wearing a dark-colored leather jacket and dark-rimmed glasses. He asked two brothers, ages 7 and 14 years old, if they wanted to see “Batman,” and told the children that his sports car was nearby. The children declined his invitation and met their father at the nearby QFC.

    If anyone has information about this incident, please call 9-1-1.

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