Manhattan Beach police Wednesday released security images of a man who offered a girl candy and a ride home.

The girl, whose age was not disclosed, was approached on Oct. 29 near the 500 block of Valley Drive, said Kristie Colombo of the Manhattan Beach Police Department.

She was “walking alone when an adult male walked up behind her and offered her candy and asked her age,” Colombo said.

The girl avoided the man by running to a friend’s house, the spokeswoman said.

Later, as the girl was walking home, she saw the same man inside a car, and he offered to give her a ride home, Colombo said. The girl refused and ran home.

The man was driving a “very dirty” older-model car that was brown or green with a tan interior.

Anyone knowing the identity of the man was urged to call Detective Aleina Smith at (310) 802-5133, or the police tip line at (310) 802-5171.

–City News Service

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