Cedar City police are warning the public about a man suspected of trying to kidnap a child.
The girl's mother told officers that she saw the man, believed to be in his 40s, open the sliding door of his silver minivan as it drove beside the 7-year-old girl near East Elementary School about 9 a.m. on Thursday, according to police. Before the man could do or say anything, the mother went toward her daughter and the man got back in the van and drove away, the police report.
Officers searched the area extensively but could not find the van, which was possibly a Toyota and had Utah centennial license plates. Police also notified all the local schools about the incident.