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Unknown man approaches 7-year-old girl in Alice

Posted at 11:31 PM, Dec 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-27 00:41:25-05

A grandfather in complete shock after a man approached his granddaughter -- but then drove off.

This took place in alice on the 300 block of east 4th street.

And now parents are advised to be on the lookout.

"I don't know," said Robert Garcia, whose 7-yer-old granddaughter was approached by a stranger in front of Garcia's house. "We'll, just wait and see if he passes again because you know they always say, criminals are dumb and they'll repeat their mistakes again, and that's why I'm very alert now."

She and her siblings were playing on the front porch 'til a man approched her.

She ran into to the house and told Garcia right away.

"Yeah, I was inside and my four grandkids started running through the house saying that there was somebody offering candies to them," Garcia said.

This happened on Tuesday -- Christmas Eve in the afternoon. The man pulled up in a car described as a white Ford Focus.

"And then one of (my grandchildren) told me that he knew my name and everything, and told her not to say anything about my . . . you know to me," Garcia said.

The Alice Police Department took this situation to social media, telling everyone to be aware of their surroundings.

Garcia hopes something will be done very soon, but in the meantime he says he will be on high alert.

"This guy is something else," he said. "This guy is just passing by, stopping and asking the kids this-and-that, and when (they) run to go call me he takes off."

If you have any information on this situation or see any suspicious activity, you can call the Alice Police Department at 361-664-0186.