Authorities are asking parents to be vigilant in watching their children after a man in a white Jeep Wrangler allegedly tried to lure a young girl inside his vehicle.

On Oct. 10, the mother of a 10 year old girl Mount Shasta girl reported the incident, said  Assistant Sheriff John Villani on Friday afternoon.

According to a Sheriff’s report, the girl had just been dropped off by the school bus at the corner of Azalea and Big Canyon Drive when a white male wearing glasses, driving a 1990s Jeep Wrangler with a black soft top pulled up alongside her, rolled down his window and asked if she wanted a ride.

According to the report, the girl said no and continued to walk in the direction of her home. The man then told her she should get inside to see how clean his car was.

The girl once again refused, then ran home, the report states.

Villani said the Sheriff’s Department is still investigating the situation and attempting to identify the vehicle and a possible suspect.

In response to the incident, Mount Shasta Elementary School principal Kale Riccomini is asking bus drivers to drop children off in front of their homes rather than at the bus stops.

Mount Shasta Police Department chief Parish Cross asked that parents use caution and talk with their children about not speaking to strangers, and what to do if a stranger approaches them.

“This girl did the right thing,” Cross said.

If your child reports any similar situation, Cross asks that you immediately report it to the MSPD by calling 926-7539 or, if you are out of city limits, call the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department at 841-2900.