SIKESTON, MO (KFVS) - An East Prairie man was arrested by Sikeston Public Safety for enticement of a child.
Bobby D. Harper, 61, of East Prairie is charged with enticement of a child.
The mother of a 12-year-old girl told police the man talked to her daughter around 6:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30 as she walked to a relative's house on Olive Street.
According to Sikeston DPS, he girl said the man asked if he could give her a ride and she told him no. Then, the girl said the man drove around the block and contacted her a second time telling her he would give her some money just for getting into his truck. The girl said she got scared and ran to the relative's home a short distance away.
Around 9 p.m., the girl began walking home and saw the suspect driving nearby again. She said she got scared again, ran home and told her parents who called police.