Man cleared of trying to lure girl into car

Post staff reports

Mt. Juliet Police investigators located the person-of-interest in the incident involving unusual contact with an 8-year-old female on Dec. 29, 2013.

After hearing and watching the various media reports of the incident, the subject realized that he could possibly be the person-of-interest police were looking for and proactively contacted investigators.

There will not be any criminal charges, and a thorough investigation revealed that this was a misinterpretation of the subject’s intentions. The investigation revealed that the child fell off of a bike near the subject, and he checked on her well-being.

The way the subject acted during the contact could have been easily misinterpreted, and he could have used better judgment, a police spokesperson said, adding investigators are confident that the subject did not have malicious intentions.