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Man threatens boy in Terrace, B.C.

Terrace RCMP are reminding parents to talk to their children about personal safety following a concerning incident that occurred on Friday, February 21st, at 3:30 PM. A stranger in a green Mustang drove up to a 10 year old boy on Muller Ave and threatened him.

The man is described a Caucasian with a shaved head.

Some key points to discuss with your children are:

1. What is a stranger

  • Someone I don’t know
  • Some I know a little or have only seen around
  • Someone my parents have told me to stay away from
  • Someone my parents have told me is not a friend

2. What does a stranger look like?

  • Anyone
  • All shapes and sizes
  • Dress like everyone else
  • Young person, old person
  • Can’t tell if a person is good or bad by looking at them
  • Could be a man or woman

3. Never talk to, take anything, or go anywhere with a stranger.

4. If a stranger does attempt to talk to you:

  • Don’t talk to the stranger
  • Leave the stranger right away
  • Tell another adult if a stranger is making you feel uncomfortable or trying to make you go somewhere with them.

5. What to do if a stranger gets too close and tries to grab you:

  • Yell, scream, bite, kick, scratch
  • Drop to ground and fight
  • If you are carrying something drop it so the stranger can’t use it to hold you
  • Get away and run
  • Remember what the stranger looked like and what they were wearing

6. How to be safe:

  • Walk or play with another person
  • Tell a parent or guardian where you will be
  • Don’t change location without telling your parent or guardian
  • Be home at set times
  • Have a plan with your parent if you do get lost
  • Know your full name, telephone number, and address

For more information on personal safety or if you would like to set up a presentation contact Cst. Angela Rabut, Community Policing/Media Relations Terrace RCMP at (250)638-7429.

 

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