Suspected child predator strikes at local middle school

Photo: Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office

Authorities in Cabarrus County are looking for a suspected child predator after they say he attempted to lure a high school student into his car Saturday at a local  middle school.

The incident happened about 10 a.m. Friday at Hickory Ridge Middle School in Harrisburg, NC.

According to Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office, a heavier set white man in his late 40's to mid 50's, tried to lure the student into his car, a white 4-door 2011 Hyundai Genesis.

The man is described as being heavier set, with white hair, but balding at the top. Deputies say the man spoke with an accent.

The suspect vehicle had seven spoke wheels, sun roof and chrome rocker panels on the bottom of the doors.

If you recognize the vehicle or the man described, authorities advise you not to make contact with this person. Instead, call the Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office at 704-920-3000 or contact Crime Stoppers at 704-93CRIME.