Boynton Beach Police are investigating an incident that would make any parent horrified.
Police say a man offered a 12-year-old girl $20 for sex.
“Wow!” said Sharon Hendrix,a parent from Delray Beach.
Sharon Hendrix, who has a 13-year-old son, can’t believe what police say happened in the parking lot of a CVS Pharmacy located at 301 North Federal Highway, Boynton Beach.
“I think that’s very disgusting that a man would even approach a 12-year-old,” said Hendrix, a CVS customer.
Boynton Beach Police say the girl was walking in the CVS parking lot early Sunday morning when she noticed a tan 4-door car following her.
Police say a black man, wearing a red hat, offered the girl $20 if she would have sex with him in his car.
This is a photo that police got from the CVS surveillance cameras of the man’s car.
The car appears to be white, but police say it is tan, possibly an older model Toyota Camry or Honda Accord.
The girl refused the man’s request for sex, and she ran inside the CVS and had a clerk call 911.
“These days and times, you can’t say what’s going to happen now,” Hendrix said.
“It’s terrifying this is happening in like our own backyard! said Alana, a Boynton Beach woman and CVS customer. She would not give us her last name.
Alana, 20, who has a 12-year-old sister---the same age as the intended victim—says the incident is shocking.
“It’s terrifying this is happening like right here when there’s kids walking around everywhere. They should be able to walk down the street without being harassed and you know, possibly harmed,” Alana said.
Police say this girl did the right thing and they encourage any child who is approached by a stranger to do exactly what this girl did. Run to a public place and ask someone to call police.
“CVS Pharmacy is aware of the alleged incident, and the store manager on duty immediately called 911 once we were made aware of this matter. We are fully cooperating with the Boynton Beach Police and have provided them with security footage of the parking lot at the time of the alleged incident,” said Gary Serby, CVS Health, director of corporate communications.