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Man arrested for reportedly trying to lure boy on bike into bushes

Man arrested for reportedly trying to lure boy on bike into bushes

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A 47-year-old man was arrested Wednesday after reportedly trying to entice a 9-year-old boy riding his bike earlier this month.

Lincoln Police say the boy reported he was riding his bicycle in the alley near 34th and Q streets at about 7 p.m. June 10 when he was approached by a man on a scooter.

The child reported the man asked him where his favorite hiding spot was and the child said it was in the bushes. The boy said the man offered him money from his wallet to go into the hiding spot with him. The child got back on his bicycle and rode away.

A neighbor's security camera captured video of the suspect, which was released to the media and Crime Stoppers.

Edward Fox turned himself in at a police station on Wednesday and said he was the person in the video, according to Officer Angela Sands. He was arrested for first-degree child enticement.

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