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Police: Man approached child near school
Social Circle chief vows stepped-up patrols
Tyrone Oliver
Tyrone Oliver was appointed chief of the Social Circle Police Department in 2016. - photo by David Clemons

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. — A man approached a student and offered her a ride as she walked to the library after school, the child told police Friday.

It happened in Social Circle at about 3:10 p.m., the city’s Police Department reported.

Officers spoke with an 11-year-old girl and her mother at the W.H. Stanton Memorial Library. The girl said she was walking to the library on West Hightower Trail from Social Circle Elementary School when an older-model gray vehicle pulled up beside her.

The driver allegedly rolled down the window and asked if she needed a ride. The girl told police she got scared and ran to the library, where she called her mother. The mother then called Social Circle police.

The man was described as an “older white male” subject, police said. He has a black tattoo on the lower right side of his neck, possibly a rose or gun.

Police said the rear door windows on the vehicle were tinted.

“We have been and will continue to provide extra patrol to the area during dismissal hours,” police Chief Tyrone Oliver said. “We encourage everyone to report any and all suspicious activity by calling 911.”