Collier County Sheriff’s Deputies say a man in Golden Gate tried to lure a 3-year old child away from his family on Sunday.
According to deputies, the family was taking pictures behind Church of God Naples when a man grabbed the child by the hand and attempted to lead the boy away from the family.
A family friend saw and intervened, at which point the man let go and left the area. The report from Collier officials says that the incident, occurring Sunday afternoon, was not immediately reported to law enforcement, but the child was unharmed.
A similar incident occurred in East Naples on Thursday when deputies said a man tried to motion a child into a vehicle near East Naples Middle School. A composite sketch of the man was released in an attempt to identify him. No such sketch or identifying information was given in the Golden Gate case.
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