LEVITTOWN, PA (WTXF) - What police say happened at the Village of Pennbrook Apartments on Mill Creek Road would frighten and sicken parents or any adult for that matter.
"It's crazy. There's so many kids around here. It's a shame that things like that happen around here," said Eric Featherer. He heard about a man who tried to lure a boy into a SUV in Levittown near where he lives so now he's reliving the fear that comes along with raising kids in a world where danger seems to always be around. His two grandchildren, including 8-year-old Gianna, live with him and he's constantly concerned about protecting them.
"Don't go near nobody she don't know and she knows that already. And always stay with a friend wherever she goes. That's what I try to instill in her all the time," he said.
Police say the incident happened around 7:30 Tuesday morning when a young boy was walking to the bus stop at the entrance to the apartment complex.
A man in a dark colored SUV pulled up and told him to get in. He did the right thing. He said no and kept walking. The suspect pulled off.
"It seems like there's a lot of desperate people out there stalking children," said Kathleen Martin. She’s one of several parents shook by what happened. We talked to them outside Dance Strong Dance Academy up the street from where it happened.
"Very frightened to even have them out the front door without me watching them or my husband," said Martin.
Featherer says it angers him that people preying on kids are out there and you don't know when and where they might strike again.
"It bothers me a lot and I wish they would really so something about it, slow them down and catch them," he said.
Police have increased patrols around bus stops in the complex.
They believe the driver may have been in a dark gray Ford Explorer.