BENNINGTON, Vt. -- Police said they want to question a man involved in an incident with an 11-year-old girl who was let off at the wrong bus stop Wednesday.
According to Bennington Police Officer David Faden, at 3:30 p.m., the girl was walking on Harwood Hill near Houghton Lane after she was let off at the wrong bus stop. A man in a new-looking, blue, four-door Toyota bearing Vermont license plates pulled up beside the girl and got her to stop walking. He reached toward her.
Police said the girl told them it appeared to her he was reaching to open his door, but a witness told police it seemed he was reaching for her.
According to police, the girl told them the man said something to her but she wasn't sure what. The witness was another bus driver who interceded and took the girl onto his bus while the man left, going north on Route 7A. The girl was frightened by the incident, according to police.
The girl said the man's car had multi-colored beads hanging from the rearview mirror. She described him as being in his 60s or 70s with a long white beard that went bellow his neckline. He wore glasses and a gray shirt. No plate number was available.
Police said the man is a "person of interest" and anyone with information is asked to called Bennington police at 802-442-1030.