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Update: Driver of suspicious jeep located, no harm intended

Sheriff's officials determined the driver was a neighbor

TOWNSHIP OF TOMAH, Wis. (WKBT) - The Monroe County Sheriff's Department was able to locate the driver of a jeep believed to be involved in suspicious activity.

The department received a call Tuesday from a concerned mother in the township of Tomah.  The woman's son said that a man in a gray jeep asked him if he wanted a ride on his way home from school.  When he declined, the man sped off.

Authorities were able to locate the driver and determine it was only a neighbor trying to keep the child from having to walk in the rain. The man meant no harm to the child.

Sheriff's officials say the boy and his mother did exactly what they were supposed to as they did not know the driver of the jeep at the time.

They also want to thank the public for their helping in solving the case.

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The Monroe Co. Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help in identifying the driver of a gray jeep believed to be involved in suspicious activity.

On Tuesday, May 27, the Sheriff's Department received a call from the mother of a boy who said her son got off the school bus and was walking home when he was approached by a man driving a gray jeep. The incident happened near Gopher Ave. in the township of Tomah.

The man asked the boy if he wanted a ride and when he declined, the jeep sped off. The boy told his mom who in turn contacted authorities.

The driver of the gray jeep is described as a white man in his early 20's, clean shaven and brown hair.

Sheriff's officials say right now it appears this was an isolated incident. They're trying to locate the driver of the jeep to determine his intent.

If you any information, you're urged to call the Monroe Co. Sheriff's Office at (608) 269-2117 or Monroe County Crime Stoppers at (608) 269-STOP.

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