A Campbell man was arrested Thursday morning, accused of trying to lure children into his silver Ford Crown Victoria.
Police began looking for the suspect, later identified as 35-year-old Al Terrick of North Jackson, after a brother and sister who attend Southside Academy said a man yelled at them from his car, which was then parked at Uptown Beverage, 2935 Market St.
They said the man repeatedly asked them if they wanted a ride to school, then followed them five blocks away to a McDonald’s, which the children ran into. The sister took down the man’s license plate number beforehand. Police eventually found Jackson, along with two passengers, in the car at Breeze Auto Sales, 3007 Market St.
Based on descriptions of the man and the car, security video from Uptown Beverage and statements from the children, Jackson was arrested. He was charged with criminal child enticement, a first-degree misdemeanor, and was also cited for driving under suspension.