Chesapeake Police: Car attempting to ‘lure’ children with candy was just a misunderstanding

Posted at 1:33 PM, Apr 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-23 12:57:25-04

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – Chesapeake Police were called to a Great Bridge neighborhood on Easter Sunday after a disturbing call from a parent.

According to a family member, two children were in a home’s front lawn on Briarfield Drive when a burgundy car stopped. The family member tells News 3 the two people inside the car offered the children candy.

Before the children went to the car, their parents who were standing in the driveway watching, approached and the car drove off.

The parents were able to get pictures of the car. After calling police and reporting the situation, they posted the pictures on social media to warn others in the area. In less than 24 hours, the post was shared nearly 10,000 times.

Neighbors said they were shocked to hear about the encounter but police have found the incident to be a misunderstanding.

The vehicle and driver were identified and police said no crime took place, adding there is no threat to public safety.

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