JULINGTON CREEK, Fla. -- Detectives with the St. John's County Sheriff's Office were investigating reports of a suspicious incident involving a child, and confirmed no bad intentions were made.
Deputies respondedto the Plantation Grove Subdivision Monday night to meet with the mother of a child, who told her a man allegedly asked him to get in his vehicle and guide him out of the neighborhood, according to a release from the SJCSO.
The man drove away in ared, Ford F150, with ladders in the bed of the truck. The driver of the truck is described as a white male, 50 to 60-years-old, balding, with facial hair.
SJCSO detectives received many tips Wednesday evening that helped identify the man and the vehicle tag number, according to a SJCSO media release. The media release says the unknown man also contacted the Sheriff's Office and was interviewed Thursday.
The man told police he was on his way to estimate a job when he got lost in the neighborhood and asked the child for directions. He allegedly never asked the boy to get into his vehicle.
The witnesses confirmed the driver's statements.
The media release says, the quick actions of those in the community to identify this individual as well as witnesses assisted in closing this investigation and to confirm there were no bad intentions.