Naugatuck PD: Intoxicated woman had no intent to ‘lure’ child into car


NAUGATUCK, Conn. (WTNH)– Naugatuck Police have issued an infraction to a woman found shouting at a group of children while intoxicated Monday evening, after police investigated a report of a man trying to lure a child to his car.

Police say that at around 10:30 p.m., officers responded to Cold Spring Circle for a complaint of a suspicious vehicle, and a suspect trying to lure an 11-year-old child into a vehicle.

Further investigation revealed that 27-year-old Amanda Gowrie exited the vehicle from the passenger side and called out to the group of children nearby, which she mistakenly believed one of them to be a family member.

Police said Gowrie’s behavior did cause alarm and concern to the children, but it was determined there was no intention to “abduct” or “lure” any children into the vehicle.

The driver was bringing Gowrie home and was not involved in the incident.

Gowrie was issued an infraction for creating a public disturbance.

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