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UPDATED: Police: No Criminality in Stranger Danger Incident in Sayville

Incident was not criminal in nature, say police.

A potential stranger danger incident involving a Sayville Middle School student on Monday turned out to be a non-criminal scenario, according to Suffolk Police, and there is no cause for alarm regarding a social network report about a woman driving a white car.

A social network post claimed a woman driving a white four-door late model Infinity asked a female middle schooler on Lakeland Avenue at about 6 p.m. if she wanted to wait in her car. The student’s parent pulled up at that point and the white car then sped off.

Police say the woman driving the Infinity then read about the interaction on Facebook, and that a police report had been made, and called the Fifth Precinct to discuss the incident. 

Police say Crime Section officers investigated, conducted a background check on the driver and determined she was not a registered sex offender and that the incident was not criminal in nature.

A Patch reader who claims to know the driver said it was simply an innocent offer of help as the student had wet hair and no coat on a very chilly evening.

"In this day and age, she probably should not have offered that (and that is sad) but it was a genuine offer of assistance," wrote the resident in an email to Patch.

"This was a perfectly innocent offer if help to a girl who was clearly very cold."

Maribeth Siskind November 01, 2013 at 06:02 AM
This situation reminds me of the saying "No good deed goes unpunished".

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