A 17-year-old Gray's Creek High School student said he was walking along Pride Lane on Monday, March 17 around 5:30 p.m. when a man approached him in a black four-door Ford Focus.
The man inside asked the teen several questions, and offered him a ride home. When the teen refused, the suspect drove away.
The suspect is described as a Hispanic or Native American male. He had gray hair with a bald spot in the middle, and was wearing glasses. He was approximately 40 years old.
"I think this young man did a good job in telling the man he would not ride with him," said Cumberland County Sheriff Earl "Moose" Butler. "I say teenagers are just as vulnerable as a child. I think so many of them have never been confronted with something like that. I think he was smart saying, 'Hey, no I don't want to ride with you.'"
Anyone who sees a vehicle or suspect matching the description in their area should call 911.