Local police are reminding you of the realities of "stranger danger" after a suspicious car was spotted in Macoupin County last weekend. A black Dodge Charger was allegedly spotted over the weekend with the driver approaching children in parks in the Carlinville and Brighton areas.
After word of the alleged incidents hit social media, other similar reports from neighboring communities started to be shared, but those reports have not been verified by local law enforcement. Macoupin County Sheriff Shawn Kahl reminds that not everything you see on Facebook should be taken at face-value.
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The Brighton Police Department has stated there have been no more reports of the car since the first notice, but reminds parents to be vigilant when considering the safety of your children, and has offered a number of "stranger danger" tips on its Facebook page.