January 31, 2023 10:02 am

Posted: 6.12.2022 19:53

Spring ISD looking into claim that stranger tried to lure 14-year-old

A 14-year-old girl in Spring ISD said she was followed by a man who got out of his car and chased her as she was walking home from the school bus.

Jeremy Yeakey said his daughter is a ninth-grade student at Wunsche Senior High School and gets dropped off at the bus stop at Bay Leaf and Trailing Vine every day. On Nov. 30 at about 3 p.m., she noticed a silver sedan with a black stripe near the bus.

“A guy rolled down the window and waved her over after bus took off and said, ‘Hey, come over here,'” Yeakey said. “My daughter took off running because she knew something wasn’t right with that. He got out of the car and started chasing her.”

According to Yeakey, the terrifying encounter didn’t end there. He says the man got back in his car after he could not catch her, went down the street, and got out with a rag in his hand as he chased after her again.

“Luckily, she was able to cut through some yards, and there were some neighbors outside. And he jumped in his car, and he sped away after that,” Yeakey said.

Jeanne Jenkins, who lives nearby, said she was putting away groceries when she saw the girl running and helped her to ask what was wrong.

“She said, ‘Someone is following me. Someone is following me, and he’s a weird guy,'” Jenkins said. “Her eyes were as big as saucers. She was scared to death. She was absolutely traumatized.”