Man arrested for attempting to lure four children

Jamie Antanacio-Perez, 21, of DeLand, Florida. [Image credit: Volusia County Sheriff's Office]

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Saturday evening four children reported that a man driving a white truck had followed them home after asking if they'd like to get into his vehicle and go to the park.

 

The children went inside of a residence and closed the door.

 

The man, identified as 21-year-old DeLand resident Jamie Antanacio-Perez is said to have then approached the residence and knocked on the windows and door before entering.  An adult that was inside confronted him, but due to a language barrier, could not understand what was being said.  The adult told him to leave which he did.

 

Neighbors then confronted the individual and took video of the encounter.  Before he left, one took a picture of Antanacio-Perez and his truck.

 

Deputies from the Volusia Sheriff's Department responded to the call and were able to locate Antanacio-Perez a short time later in his vehicle, still nearby.  He denied making contact with the children or entering the residence.

 

In their statement on Facebook, the Sheriff's Office stated, "The Sheriff's Office is sharing this information for public awareness and as a reminder for kids and their parents to talk about what to do in these situations."

 

Antanacio-Perez has been booked into the Volusia County Branch Jail where he is being held in lieu of $14,000 bond on four counts of luring a child and one count of burglary of an occupied dwelling.

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