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Caledonia, Wisc., police have issued a statement about a suspicious incident involving a dark-haired white man in a red, extended-cab pickup truck. The man approached two girls, aged 7 and 11, and he asked them a suspicious question: Were they out to sell Girl Scout cookies? They said no, and he drove away. “As the intentions of the male are not known,” said the police, “and may in fact be nothing more than what it seems on face value, his actions were suspicious enough for [the girls’ father] to contact his police department.” Neither the father nor police evidently could infer his intent from the question whether the girls were selling cookies and leaving when they said they weren’t. Police encouraged other parents to do as their father did, and to “remind your children how to handle contact with strangers.” (AC/WDJT Milwaukee) ...“On my honor, I will try to fear people at all times.” —Girl Scout Promise, Caledonia Police Version.
Original Publication Date: 17 April 2016
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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