MENTOR -- The man police described as looking for his dog as a possible ruse to lure children to his vehicle has been cleared -- he was really looking for his dog.
The man called police after seeing the information on the department's Facebook page. Police confirmed that his dog was missing and that he was only involved in Thursday's incident.
A previous incident on Saturday is still under investigation.
His actions had caused police to issue a "child enticement alert" Thursday.
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Just before 7 a.m. Thursday, police were called to the area of Ellington Place for a complaint of a white man in a dark-colored car asking several juveniles if they could help him find his dog.
Police said the juveniles said they refused to help the man and he left the area.
The man told police that what actually happened was he was driving in the neighborhood looking for the dog. He stopped by the juveniles and asked if they had seen his dog and then left.
Police said a similar incident happened about noon Saturday on Bunker Cove. The two streets involved in the incidents are in the same housing development.
Police say the suspect in Saturday's incident and vehicle are as follows:
- White man, gray hair, 55-60 years old. He was driving a tan-colored car which was rusted and damaged. Witnesses were unable to obtain a license plate
No children ever entered the vehicle. Anyone with any information reference this incident are to contact the Mentor Police Department at 440-255-1234