According to Brazil City Police Department Sgt. Dennis Archer, around 3:45 p.m., an unidentified family in the Edgewood subdivision reported a man in a gold, newer-model Ford pickup truck attempted to talk their child into getting inside the vehicle.
Archer said when the 7-year-old boy, who was in front of his home on Ringo Street, refused the suspect's persistent attempts and ran inside. The man quickly drove north in the direction of the Forest Park Plaza.
The white male suspect is described as possibly being in his 40s to early 50s with white hair and a goatee, wearing a blue baseball hat and sunglasses.
"Parents need to be made aware of these types of situations," Archer told The Brazil Times about the ongoing investigation. "To help make sure children are kept safe."
To report suspicious activity in a neighborhood or information regarding this case or any other, contact the Brazil City Police Department at 446-2211.