Driver accused of approaching children in Eustis was miscommunication, police say

EUSTIS, Fla. — Update: Eustis police said they have identified the van and the driver and determined it was a miscommunication and no crime was committed.

The subject lives near where the incident occurred, police said.

See our earlier version below:

Eustis police are looking for the driver of a van involved in what they’re calling a suspicious incident.


Police said on Wednesday afternoon, a white van stopped next to two elementary school-aged children along Key Avenue in Eustis.

The driver told the kids that their dad sent him to pick them up, Eustis police said.

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In a social media post, police described the driver as having a gray beard and wearing blue glasses.

They also released a surveillance photo of a van they believe could be linked to the alleged incident.

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Investigators are asking anyone who might recognize the van to contact the Eustis Police Department at 352-357-4121.

Callers can reference the following case number: E23082277.

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