The following information was provided by the Cobb County Police Department:
On 02/25/2014 Tuesday at 6:14pm to 6:24 pm a Suspicious vehicle was reported to Cobb Police in a neighborhood off Post Oak Tritt near Sandy Plains Rd. It was reported by a group of young girls who were outside selling items from a garage sale that two white males in a silver truck made verbal statements and made hand gestures to invite them to the truck.
The girls did the right thing and went away from the men and obtained a guardian who was able to report the tag number on the truck to police.
You may have seen a report of this incident on Facebook describing a “dark gold extended cab truck.” It described the driver in his late 30’s early 40’s, white, wearing a camo hat and the man in the passenger seat as older and skinny. One of the children described him as looking like “Phil Robertson from Duck Dynasty.”
The initial investigation was able to confirm with a neighbor that the two men did actually have business in the subdivision to repair furniture. Police have since spoken to both men who denied any intentions of making contact with the girls. Our investigation did not produce any additional information that supports any illegal intentions at this time
With that said, this is another reminder to speak to your children and remind them to never approach a stranger and never get into or come near their vehicle. Have them immediately report it to a parent or guardian and call 911.
Whenever you see an alert such as this posted on a social network or an email, your PENS representatives in your neighborhoods can send us an email to PENS to confirm the facts. You may otherwise call your Cobb Police Precinct.
Pct 4 number is 770-499-4184 between 8am and 3pm Mon-Fri.
(Source: Cobb County Police)