Attempted Luring Incident Reported in Lacey

LACEY, Wash. – A 10 year old male student walking to Olympic View Elementary school Thursday morning reported that a male attempted to lure him into a vehicle. At about 7:45 am near the intersection of 14th Ave NE and Horne St E, the student said a white male in a smaller silver 4dr vehicle pulled along side him and engaged him in conversation.

The student described how the male asked him if he wanted to earn $100.00. The student initially said that he would, but when the male asked him to get in the car, the student said “NO”. The male told the student that he had some toys and opened the passenger door, telling him it would only take 10 minutes. When the student again declined the offer, the male indicated that he would find someone else who wanted $100 and drove away. The student added that the vehicle drove up and down the street approximately 6 times before leaving the neighborhood. Other 6th grade students reported seeing the vehicle stop and the door open, but could not hear any conversation.
The male is described as a white male in his 30’s, clean shaven with short blonde hair. He was reported to be wearing a dark blue brimmed hat, dark sunglasses, a light blue short sleeved t-shirt and jeans. The t-shirt reportedly had a white “bird” logo or emblem on the left side of the chest. The student reported that the vehicle looked similar to a “Saturn”.
Anyone with information about this person or incident is asked to call the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office at 360.786.5500 or CrimeStoppers at 360.493.2222.