Merriam boy approached by stranger in car

Merriam police are investigating a Friday morning incident during which someone in a car tried to get an 8-year-old boy to come to the vehicle.

The boy was walking his dog outside his house about 7:30 a.m. Friday when someone in a purple car honked at him, stopped a few houses away, and motioned for him to come over, police said. The boy ran into his house. About three hours later, the boy was outside again and saw the same car, occupied by two white females, drive by.

The boy ran inside and told his mother. Police did not release the location of the incident.

If anyone has information about the incident they are asked to call the Merriam Police Department at 913-322-5560.

Tony Rizzo,