Attempted Luring Reported on Valley Road

Police are looking for a man, in his late 40s to early 50s, driving a convertible, after he offered students a ride in his car.

The West Orange Police Department is investigating an attempted luring, which happened Thursday morning at around 8 a.m.

Police responded to the corner of Valley Road and Pillot Place where multiple teenage girls, waiting for the bus to West Orange High School, were approached by a man, according to a West Orange Police Department desk sergeant.

A student told police the man, driving a silver convertible, stopped at the bus stop and asked the students to come into the car. 

The man reportedly said, "I'm a comedian, two can fit in my car. Who wants to come?"

The man is described as white, in his late 40s to early 50s with salt and pepper hair. He was seen wearing a black hat and a black leather jacket.

When the girls turned down his offer, they said he fled northbound on Valley Road.

Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.

Keith Dent November 15, 2012 at 06:50 PM
I know this man..I can identify him. I drove by when he was attempting to lure them into the car.
Brett Kaiser November 15, 2012 at 08:29 PM
what was the model?
Carmen November 15, 2012 at 09:06 PM
Last week, after the storm, a white male in a similar (gray) car was seen 3 nights in a row on Burnett terrace. The man tried to lure a 10 year old boy into his car. Thankfully, the. boy was scared and ran into his house. The police was called 3 nights in a row but they did not respond the 3rd night. We have not heard anything since then until now. I am upset that the mayor, the police and even our school principal, don't consider this a big enough problem to notify the community on the phone or through email. The safety of all of our children matters and should be given the utmost attention. Now that there is clearly a problem, the matter should become a top priority to our safety officials. As a tax payer and registered voter , I expect to see my dollars in action. Let's notify the community so that we can all work together to put this predator behind bars.
Jack Durschlag (Editor) November 15, 2012 at 09:16 PM
Keith and Carmen: If you have any additional information that would help the police in resolving this, you should contact the West Orange Police Department as soon as possible. They may be reached at (973) 325-4000. Keith, it's important you follow through on this.
Tom G. November 16, 2012 at 01:05 PM
I wonder if this is related to the incidents that happened in Bergen County last month? Did they ever catch those guys?
Veronica Simon November 16, 2012 at 06:09 PM
Omg i live off of valley m i saw this man doing it to a yoing lady maybe in her 20s like a month ago. I wish i would jad known i would had reportes him. The young lady kept on walking while he was talking n driving to her n she would just walk.
sharon November 16, 2012 at 10:15 PM
Was it a mustang by any chance?
alvyda K November 16, 2012 at 11:36 PM
Related to the incident of luring a 10yr old boy posted by Carmen. Our 8yr old was playing outside as it was getting dark the week of power outage after the storm. The grey 2000-2001 model sedan slowed down almist to a stop, turned around and was seen passing again and again without the headlights on, twice on the Walker rd right before it turns into Burnett, the sight of the first incident. The police was called. We were on the lookout for this car for the next couple of hours. As for the police response - they drove around the block with the lights flashing and possibly scared the perv...for now...These are scary 2 incidents be aware! Community needs to pick up where the authorities are lacking.
Keith Dent November 17, 2012 at 12:58 PM
It's either a Grey Chrylser convertible or a Grey Pontiac. My wife did call and they are aware of the incident. My wife called it into the police since she had the plate numbers. He is laying low for now.
Maria November 17, 2012 at 04:11 PM
I see this man all the time in West Orange, Valley area. The cops have been called several time and nothing is done. This man is very scary. I witness him be very fresh to my self and others. Not to mention he drives his convertible while extremely drunk and high off drugs. He also lies about everything about being movies. This man belongs in jail before he sexually molest a child.
E November 20, 2012 at 12:01 AM
My husband and I seen this guy while we were with our children. He was parked in front of us at the track of west orange high field. He kind of threw us off guard because as we were coming out of the track, he was using his phone (texting or something)!but was standing closely by my driver side window. There we kids on the opposite side of the gate and he was watching them, and two boys riding thier bikes at the end of the block he starts waving at them (they didnt wave back) and goes to the corner to watch them. SO creepy! He didnt seem intimidated at the fact we were there, in fact he was so into watching the kids its almost as if he didnt see us He was driving a convertible and was dressed in a Full suit. I didnt report it because i wasnt really sure ( he could of been someones father waiting for them or something) and i didnt want to jump to conclusions. once in my car, i took a cell phone pic of his plate for just in case. Once i seen this article, i contacted the police. Praying they get this pervert.


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