Man tries to lure boy to his truck with cake at Escondido park

Posted at 5:46 AM, Mar 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-20 12:46:47-04

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (KGTV) - Parents in Escondido are being warned after police said a man tried to lure a young boy into his truck at a park in broad daylight over the weekend.

According to Escondido police, the incident happened at about 9 a.m. Saturday at Kit Carson Park, while a Little League baseball game was being played nearby.

Some parents told 10News they heard the man tried to lure the boy by offering him cake and asked if he would like to sit in the back of his truck, but the boy ran off.

Parents were emailed a warning about the incident by a league president.

"It's important to teach that you can't just trust what a stranger says. If a stranger's offering you something that sounds great, but you have no idea, you've never met that person, you shouldn't just accept that," said parent Eric Loper.

Police described the man as in his 60s, very tan, with a mustache and gray hair. He was driving a white truck believed to be a Toyota Tacoma, but license plate information was available.