Sheriff warns of man targeting women traveling alone | Crime
NEWBERRY, SC (WIS) - The Newberry County Sheriff's Office is warning women that there is a man using a flat tire ruse as an attempt to get them to stop.
The Sheriff's Department says the man is targeting women traveling alone. He is white and in his mid-twenties.
The first incident occurred last week on Hwy 219 and the suspect was driving a white vehicle. He told her she had a flat tire, but the woman continued on to Wal-Mart and checked her tires, which were okay.
The second incident occurred Thursday on Adelaide St and the female driver met an oncoming vehicle that slowed down. The driver rolled down the window halfway to flag the female driver who stopped. When she rolled down her window the man said, “You got a flat tire I will help you change it.”
The woman told him she was going to school and would check on it then. This time the vehicle was dark-colored but no make or model was identified.
If you have any information, or if this happens to you, call 911. The sheriff's department says it is imperative that law enforcement know about this activity while there is still time to react and possibly locate the suspect.
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