‘Strange’ incidents alarm SWFL police, parents

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FORT MYERS, Fla. – Police are warning parents to keep a close eye on their children after several incidents involving strangers over the weekend.

One teenage girl said she was abducted near Dunbar High School on Friday before 5 p.m. Just hours later three children said they were approached by a man near Fort Myers Middle Academy. The incidents happened just two miles apart, which Fort Myers Police Capt. Jim Mulligan called “strange.”

“It was kind of strange for these two incidents to come in back to back like that,” Mulligan said.

In Collier County, a woman called police after seeing a man ask two children to enter his car near Lakewood Boulevard and Tamiami Trail East.

Police ask that parents remind their children not to speak to strangers and to avoid walking alone.

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