Suspicious Man in Eagle Lake Offers Kids Snacks, to See His Puppy

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(Eagle Lake, MN) – Eagle Lake residents are being warned about an incident involving children and a suspicious man.

According to Jen Heminover, her kids were at the Eagle Express gas station last week when they were approached by a man who wanted to buy them snacks. The kids said “no,” but he did it anyway.

Heminovers says as they went outside the gas station to eat the treats, the man asked them to come look at his dog. They refused and left on their bikes and the man slowly followed behind them. The kids ended up going through the park path and the man left.

The man is described as being in his late 50s with grey hair and facial hair. He was driving a grey car.

This incident is the latest in a string of “stranger danger” reports in southern Minnesota this summer. That includes:

In Owatonna, a man chased several kids after being spotted hiding in some bushes.

In Mankato, one girl fought off a man who grabbed her in a park.

Another incident in Mankato had a man trying to lure a young girl to his car. 

In Albert Lea, an attempted child abduction was reported at the Freeborn County Fair.

In Blue Earth, a woman hiking near a rest stop was able to escape her attacker.

This incident is the latest in a string of “stranger danger” reports in southern Minnesota this summer. That includes:

In Owatonna, a man chased several kids after being spotted hiding in some bushes.

In Eagle Lake, a suspicious man bought kids snacks and asked if they wanted to see his puppy.

In Mankato, one girl fought off a man who grabbed her in a park.

Another incident in Mankato had a man trying to lure a young girl to his car. 

In Blue Earth, a woman hiking near a rest stop was able to escape her attacker.

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