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March 24, 2021 | Knoxville, Tennessee
The Knox County Sheriff’s Office and the Knox County School Security Division is asking all citizens and parents to be on the lookout for a red Thunderbird- possibly a 1992 model with paint peeling off of the hood along with a significant dent in the drivers side door. This vehicle is being driven by what witnesses describe as an older white male with gray hair and gray facial hair.
Both School Security and the Sheriff’s Office have received complaints of the man in the area (bus stops) of several West Knox County School Campuses and various neighborhoods attempting to engage children in conversation.
If you see a vehicle matching the description please call 911 immediately. Do not attempt to follow. If you can safely obtain a tag number or partial tag, please do. Again, call 911- do not follow the vehicle- provide the call taker with the location the vehicle was spotted at and the direction of travel along with any other pertinent information.
Sheriff Tom Spangler encourages parents/guardians to speak to your children about the dangers of talking to strangers.
We will update you as more information becomes available.

Knox County Sheriff's Office

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