Boy says stranger offered him a ride

Man drives away after boy ignores him
Boy says stranger offered him a ride

A 12-year-old Madison boy told police a stranger tried to entice him to get into his car Wednesday afternoon.

The boy said he was walking along Milwaukee Street near Swanson Road at about 5:30 p.m when the stranger stopped his car across the street from him. The man offered the boy a ride, said he had money and that he knew the boy’s father.

The boy said he ignored the man, and the man drove away.

The stranger is described as white, in his 30s with a slender build, scruffy beard, shoulder length brown hair and glasses. He was driving an older sedan the boy described as “beat up,” possibly a tan Crown Victoria.