Police arrested a man after he allegedly tried to lure a 9-year-old girl with the promise of a doll at a Bucks County restaurant.
PhillyBurbs.com reports, the alleged incident took place on April 27 at the Irish Rover Station House in Langhorne Manor. State Police say Frank Sherman, 69, was at the bar when he noticed the 9-year-old girl and her 11-year-old brother in the lobby with their father waiting to be seated.
Investigators say Sherman asked the girl who she was with as she walked passed him, according to the paper. Sherman allegedly began “smiling” and “waving” at the girl, who was seated at a table at the opposite end of the restaurant.
Investigators say Sherman followed the girl to the bathroom and then onto the patio where he asked her if she wanted a doll that he had in the hallway, according to the paper. He allegedly told the little girl not to tell anyone.
The little girl told her father who then confronted Sherman and notified Kyle Kloos, the restaurant manager. The manager asked Sherman to leave and then contacted police, according to the paper.
"He didn't say anything," said Kloos. "I looked up and told him he needed to leave the building. He pretty much put his head down, looked away and left."
Police began an investigation into the incident. Sherman was arrested five days later in the Newtown area where investigators say he had been traveling. He is currently being held on $150,000 cash bail.
Sherman is charged with two counts of luring a child, a first-degree misdemeanor punishable to up to five years in prison, according to the paper.