UPDATE: Redwood City police said Thursday that the boy who reported this incident admitted there was no merit to his allegations.
Redwood City police are on the lookout for a man who tried to lure a 13-year-old Kennedy Middle School student into his car with an offer of drugs Tuesday morning.
At approximately 10 a.m., the boy was walking through the staff parking lot at 2521 Goodwin Ave. on his way to his next class when the man drove into the lot, pulled alongside him and stopped, according to police.
The man then asked the boy if he “wanted some weed” and tried to entice him into his car. The boy said no, kept walking and ran to the school office where he reported the incident, according to police.
The man is described as black, approximately 30, medium build, unshaven, with short hair and a scar running vertically across his right eye, according to police.
The Redwood City Police Department has increased patrols in the vicinity of this and other Redwood City schools in response to the incident. The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding the incident or possible suspect information is encouraged to contact Detective David Stahler at 780-7620.