The Greenville County Sheriff's Office is investigating a complaint made at the Otter Creek Water Park that two unidentified women apparently tried to get children to approach their car outside the Taylors area facility.
At 4:45 p.m., the GCSO received a call from 101 West Darby Road regarding a suspicious vehicle. When deputies arrived on scene, the person who made the call said that 8-year-old and 9-year-old girls were standing behind the fence at the entrance of the park when a dark gray vehicle containing two, possibly hispanic, females pulled up, Laura Campbell, public information officer for the GCSO said.
The women then motioned to the children and told them "come here." The children refused to approach the vehicle, and the pair left the scene. Deputies are now on the lookout for the vehicle.
The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in the identification of the vehicle and possible occupants.
"While the Sheriff’s Office does not have evidence that a crime was committed, we are seeking to identify the unknown females in an effort to determine their intent for addressing the children at the water park," Campbell said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 864-271-5210 or Crime Stoppers at 23-CRIME.
The GCSO released a set of safety tips in light of the incident:
· Never leave a child alone or unsupervised
· Teach your child to use the “buddy system”
· Teach your child about “stranger danger”
· Report any suspicious activity to local law enforcement