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Taxi Driver Reportedly Approaches Pleasantville Teen

A female Pleasantville High School Student was approached by a suspicious man Thursday afternoon.
A female Pleasantville High School Student was approached by a suspicious man Thursday afternoon. Photo Credit: Samantha Kramer

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. - A Pleasantville High School student was approached twice Thursday afternoon by a suspicious taxi driver, according to Superintendent Mary Fox-Alter.

Fox-Alter said the female student was leaving the high school when she was approached by a man in a white taxi cab who offered the student a ride. After the student refused and continued to walk away, the driver followed her and asked for directions near the Bedford Road School.

Fox-Alter said that no criminal behavior was reported and that Pleasantville Police have been notified.

In late January , two Pleasantville Middle School boys were approached while standing on the corner of Washington Ave. and Manville Road by a man in a white car with the word 'TAXI' hand-painted on the side in black paint.

The driver, described as an elderly man with a beard and dark hair, asked the boys if they wanted a ride, which they refused.

Police have not confirmed if the two incidents are related.

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