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Stranger approaches Madison girl walking home from school, grabs her shoulder, police say

MADISON, Wis. - A stranger approached a Madison girl walking home from school Thursday and put his hands on her, police said. 

Madison police said an 11-year-old was walking in the 2100 block of Pike Drive at about 3:15 p.m. when a stranger started talking to her. 

According to the report, the man talked with the girl, asking her among other things for her name, age and contact information. At one point, he grabbed her by the shoulder. The girl quickly went home to contact a trusted adult.

Police said the man was described as black, in his 30s, 5 feet, 9 inches tall and "chubby." He had short hair and was wearing a winter coat with a black front and blue back. It had a Nike emblem on one shoulder and a cross on the back. He was also wearing dark jeans. 

The girl told police the man was driving a goldish brown, four-door, older sedan with some rust.

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