Lee’s Summit boy: ‘I had to protect my sister’ from stranger near their home

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LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. -- "We were just walking down the street heading home, and I saw him in his car down the corner, " said 13-year-old Dalton Dublinske, about a suspicious looking man who followed Dalton and his five-year-old sister.

"We were down at the dock area near the pool area in our subdivision and as my sister and I got closer to home, his car got closer to us. Yes, I was scared. I just pulled my sister and said come on let's go, go, go, go, " Dalton told FOX 4's Robert Townsend on Friday outside his home in Lee's Summit.

The seventh grader says the stranger drove by him and his sister around noon Wednesday and twice tried to lure them into his car.

"He yelled at us, 'hey, come here, come over here,' and at first I thought I should go, but then I said, 'no, don't go, anything could happen,' and I just got my sister, Chesney and kept walking really fast home," added Dalton.

Later that evening the children's father called Lee's Summit police and reported his kids' frightening encounter with the stranger to detectives. Fortunately, Dalton and his little sister weren't hurt.

"I'm just glad my sister and I are safe and that I did the right thing, " said Dalton.

"You know this is a parent's worst nightmare. You never want this to happen to your child. I'm so fortunate that Dalton knew what to do and he and my daughter are both fine. I taught them at an early age to never approach a stranger no matter what the person may say, and, it appears those stranger danger safety tips paid off, " said a relieved Amy Dublinske, the children's mother.

Meantime, Lee's Summit police now have extra officers patrolling the area now Southwest Gull Point as they continue looking for the man who's described as white, with dark, balding hair and a thin build.

He was last seen driving a four-door, white sedan. Dalton remembered the first letter on the license plates starts with the letter "A."