Just weeks after the kidnapping and murder of a south Florida girl, Leon County parents are almost forced to confront the same situation, but this time with a much happier ending after a young boy escapes the grasp of a child lure while walking to school.
The video tapped kidnapping of 11-year-old Carlie Brucia served as a grim reminder to parents about the world we live in.
Wednesday, the capitol city was sent a similar message in the shape of an 11-year-old boy, spelled out in black and white, as a man attempted to lure a child to his car when walking to school. Immediately, Tallahassee Police notified Desoto Trail Elementary just blocks away.
Since then, police patrols have been beefed up and officers plan to continue monitoring the area school crossing guard Roscoe Anderson says he was shocked to hear the news.
Officers say it's a crime of chance, and the best thing parents can do is to teach their kids to reduce that opportunity, which is exactly what the young boy did by running to the Circle K for help.
Parents are using the opportunity to talk to their kids about how to prevent child abductions.
Tallahassee police say no other incidents have been reported to the department, and currently they have no suspects in Wednesday's morning child luring case.
The young boy was a student at Community Christian School.