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Florence Police Warn of Man Trying to Pick Up Female Students

UPDATE: Florence Police now say the driver works for a ride-share company and that this incident was a misunderstanding. For the updated story, click here.


Original report:

A man attempted to give a ride to two female students walking to a school bus in Florence on Monday.

Florence Police issued a warning through social media, asking residents to be on the lookout for a suspicious vehicle.

It is described as a full-sized SUV, possibly a Cadillac Escalade, that is blue or green in color.

It may also have a discolored passenger side fender, police said.

The man, described as white, about 30 years old, with a blond goatee, allegedly asked the girls if they wanted a ride.

If you know anything, call police.

-Staff report