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Kelowna child propositioned at her lemonade stand

A Kelowna girl running a lemonade stand in front of her home was propositioned by an old man, prompting local Mounties to remind parents to keep a close eye on their children.

The girl, 9,  her 11-year old sister and their 12-year-old friend were operating the lemonade stand outside their home in the 500 block of Ziprick Road Tuesday night when  a late '80s early '90s grey pickup with grey canopy pulled up near the lemonade stand on the opposite side of the road, said Const. Steve Holmes.

"The male driver got out, walked across the road to the stand and bought some lemonade from the girls," said Holmes. "He then offered the 9-year-old $5 if she would go with him and take some pictures. The girl refused and so the man got back into his truck and drove off."

The girl's father had been supervising but had momentarily gone inside the house, which is when the incident took place.

The man was described as being Caucasian,in his 60s with short gray hair, a dark beard and had a noticeable belly. He was wearing a gray T-shirt with the letters CSI on the front, and dark pants.

"The man did not attempt to force the girl to go with him. No licence plate number was obtained. Police scoured the area for the truck but did not find it," said Holmes.

If anyone has any information about this incident or has experienced a similar one, please call the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300.

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