WALLINGFORD, Conn. (WTNH)-- A neighborhood in Wallingford is on edge Friday night, after police say a man tried to abduct a little girl offering her candy.
That suspect is still out there.
"He just walks ups to me and starts saying do you want candy? I said no," said Jasmine Soto, the victim.
Eight-year-old Jasmine Soto shared her story in hopes other children follow her lead. She was riding her bike home when a man tried to lure her into his car.
"This guy just like hits his brakes, crosses over the street," said Soto.
Police say the attempted abduction happened at Wharton Brook Drive in Wallingford around 7:00 Thursday night.
The girl was with an adult and friends at a corner store when police say she wandered off heading down the hill on her bike. That's when the attempted abduction happened.
"He says you want some candy, come in my car, come in my car, you want some candy," said Soto.
Jasmine's grandfather says he's keeping her on a tight rein.
"There's crazy people out there," said Thomas Andrews, Jasmine's grandfather.
Kids in the neighborhood are scared to play outside. Parents are keeping them in sight.
"I'm going to stay on my front lawn for now until like he gets away from this area because were really scared to play outside now," said Jasmin Solis, Wallingford resident .
"Now I can't even let my kids go outside to play because I have to worry about this vehicle that's driving around luring the kids into their car with candy," said Rhiannon Dominguez, Wallingford resident.
Police describe the man as a white male in his 50's. He's about 5'8" to 6' tall and has brown eyes and beard. He was also driving a red car.
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