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Man arrested, accused of trying to lure girls to his vehicle with money

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Posted at 7:26 AM, Aug 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-28 15:56:19-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of using money to lure young girls into his vehicle, sheriff's officials announced.

According to sheriff's officials, Kyle Hackney was arrested Aug. 25 near the Head Start Facility in San Marcos (1587 Linda Vista Dr.) after he allegedly attempted "to lure several minor females into his gray Nissan Pathfinder with large sums of money."

Sheriff's officials believe Hackeny carried out the same crime on Aug. 22, when he parked his white Chevrolet Tahoe in the parking lot of the San Marcos Senior Center (111 Richmar Ave.). Officials said Hackney then "promised minors that they could make easy money and he was looking for a 'good time.'"

Sheriff's officials said Hackney "flaunted cash and possibly drugs to entice groups of children to his vehicle" in both incidents.

Hackney was booked into county jail in Vista on suspicion of five crimes, including felony counts of selling or transporting a controlled substance, pandering to minors and carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle with a prior felony conviction.

He was being held in lieu of $500,000 bail pending arraignment, scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.

Sheriff's officials are urging anyone with information on the incidents to contact sheriff's Det. Daniel Wilson at 760-510-5241 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

Tipsters may be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to a felony arrest.