• Man accused of trying to lure Plum girl into his car

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    PLUM, Pa. - Plum police arrested a man whom they said tried to lure a 11-year-old girl into his car.

    The girl told investigators a man wearing a white shirt with red letters and driving a tan or grey Ford Escape shouted to her, “Hey baby want to go for a ride? Get into my car."


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    The alleged incident happened at about 4:30 p.m. on Sunday near McAllister Drive and Sardis Road.

    Police said they found the vehicle and a man wearing similar clothing a few hours later at an apartment complex on Sardis Road.

    The girl positively identified Charles Mallory, 30, of New Kensington as the suspect. He is charged with child luring.

    Mallory is in the Allegheny County Jail, but he told Channel 11's Jennifer Tomazic that he does not fit the description of the suspect.

    "I'm still wearing the same grey t-shirt I was wearing that day, and our car is not a tan/maroon car," he said.

    Mallory said he was with his girlfriend all day, and was sitting in the parking lot of the apartment complex with his family at the time the call came into police.

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