Guy Tries to Lure Young Girl Into Car; ABC 15 Still Using Term "Stranger Danger"

TV news is tacky. The hair, the sewn-on smiles, and dopey catch phrases like "telling it like is" (that's you, KPHO) make it hard to stomach for any true cynic.

Now ABC 15 is recycling a decades-old term -- often reserved for children under the age of 10 -- to explain news to adults.

ABC 15's headline for a story about a guy who tried to lure a young girl into his car (not the van seen in the photo) includes the term "stranger danger." Check it out after the jump.


In any event, there was some "stranger danger" near a Phoenix elementary school earlier this week.

The incident happened at the Mercury Mine Elementary School around 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Apparently, a man approached a young girl and tried to get her to get into his car. The girl wasn't havin' it. She ran away and told an adult -- exactly what one's supposed to do when confronted with "stranger danger."

Extra patrol units were near the school at the time of the incident but police weren't called until about 45 minutes after it happened.

At the moment, cops don't have a description of the suspect, or his vehicle.

If you have any info, though, call the Phoenix Police Department.

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