Deputies looking for stranger who tried luring children away fro

Holtville

Deputies looking for stranger who tried luring children away from their home

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HOLTVILLE, Calif. (KSWT News 13) - Holtville Sheriff's Deputies say a stranger rode his bike up to a house where four kids were playing and tried to lure them out of their yard.

Deputies say by the time they arrived at the house the stranger had taken off.

Police do not have a description of the suspect, but say he was riding on a bike that appeared to be a ten-speed.

A father who lives near the canal where the stranger tried to lure the children over to tells KSWT News 13 he is scared for the safety of his little ones.

"That's something you don't want to mess around with," said Carlos Padilla, the father two children in the area. 

"Don't matter if it's my kids or anybody else's kids, I wouldn't want nobody to go through something like that."

Deputies say they have identified four convicted child predators living in the Holtville area.

They plan to visit each one to question them about this stranger danger incident.

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