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Girl approached in Windom; police remind parents to talk to kids about the danger of strangers

The Windom Police Department is asking parents to remind their kids to never accept rides from strangers following a Sunday evening incident. 

The Windom Police Department is investigating a report of an 8 year-old female that was approached by an unknown male in Windom last night 7:38p.m.

This unknown male spoke with the girl along the roadway near Winfair School, and told the girl that he was told by her mother to pick her up.

The child refused the ride with the suspicious male, and the parents confirmed that they had not sent anyone to pick her up. 

This male was described to have been driving an older goldish colored four door car with damage to the driver’s side front of the car. The driver was described as being approximately 20 years old, black hair in a Mohawk, mustache, 6 foot tall, heavy set, and white with a tan or darker complexion. 

There have been other recent reports of similar incidents in other towns in southwest Minnesota. 

If anyone has any information regarding this case please contact the Windom Police Department at 507-831-6134.

Erin Trester
Erin Trester is the crime and city reporter for the Daily Globe. She's a native of Lewiston, MN, but moved to Buffalo, NY to attend college and obtained her bachelor's degree in Communications. She started at the Western New York Catholic Newspaper as a reporter in Buffalo, but in October 2013 she returned to her home state to start with the Daily Globe. Most of her spare time is taken up by her 13-year-old thoroughbred named Faith, but some of her other hobbies include reading, fishing and spending time with friends and family. 
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