A Courtney mother is warning parents after a man possibly attempted to lure her daughter to his vehicle Saturday.
Karla Ullman says she was driving her friend home from her son’s 1st birthday party and let her 11-year-old daughter bike to meet them at their destination on Lake Trail Road as she has done before.
Ullman’s says her daughter told her once she reached the Willemar Avenue roundabout a man driving a newer model black van had approached her on the wrong side of the road.
Her daughter then says he gestured towards her and pointed at candy he was carrying in his hands, some Sour Patch Kids and Reese’s Pieces. She says thanks to their conversation about stranger safety her daughter gestured for the man to leave her alone and left — she says the man sped away down Cumberland Road.
“My daughter and I have always had big conversations about this,” said Ullman. “[Parents should] keep an eye on their children, there’s too many incidents going on.”
Ullman’s daughter described the man as being white, in his 40’s, wearing a black trenchcoat style jacket, a black cowboy style hat and having a short whiteish blond goatee.
She says the incident has been reported to police and that they will be accessing victim services. The Comox Valley RCMP say a release regarding the incident may be put out.
The mother says she feels unsafe in the area, citing an incident a few weeks ago where a man exposed himself to a group Lake Trail School of students.
Anyone with information on either incident is urged to contact the Comox Valley RCMP 250-338-1321.