Man offers ride to Mammoth girl; police seeking more info

An eleven-year-old Mammoth girl was offered a ride by an unknown male suspect on Tuesday, April 29 while she was walking home from the public library on Meridian Boulevard. She declined the ride and the man drove away without getting out of the car or touching the girl. Police are looking for any information about the incident.

According to the Mammoth Lakes Police Department, the girl said she was walking home from the library on Meridian Boulevard at about 4:40 in the afternoon when a man stopped his car and told her that her uncle wanted him to pick her up. When the girl raised her cell phone to call her uncle, the vehicle drove away.

Her uncle was the reporting party and denied telling anyone to pick up the child.

The suspect appeared to be the only occupant in the vehicle and never got out or touched the victim.

The suspect was described as a white, adult male, mid 20’s, clean shaven, wearing large-framed dark sunglasses, a black beanie and a black or dark colored hoodie.

The vehicle was described as a black mini-SUV similar to a Subaru or Honda CRV, newer and clean looking, with tinted windows and bearing Nevada license plates.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Mammoth Lakes Police Department at 760-934-2011 or after hours at 760-932-7549.