Boy reports being approached at Farmington Hills bus stop

By: Mark Vest | Farmington Press | Published September 5, 2023


FARMINGTON HILLS — A 9-year-old boy told authorities that he was approached by a stranger in a vehicle near a school bus stop around 4 p.m. Aug. 31, according to a press release from the city of Farmington Hills.

The incident occurred in a subdivision near the southwest corner of 11 Mile and Inkster roads.

According to the release, the child stated that, as he walked away from the bus stop, located at the intersection of Branchaster Road and Elsworth Street, the stranger pulled alongside him and stated, “Get in. I’ll take you home.”

The child ran away, and the pickup truck was last seen heading south on Arden Park Drive, near Appleton Drive, according to the release.

The suspect was described as a younger white male wearing a baseball hat. The color of the hat is not known.

The suspect was reportedly driving a white pickup truck. The make and model are not known.

“Detectives are actively investigating this incident,” the release states. “The Farmington Hills Police Department has increased patrols at all bus stops and is working cooperatively with the Farmington Public School District to address safety concerns.”

Anyone with information should call (248) 871-2610.