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Another 'stranger danger' incident reported in Manoa

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MANOA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

For the second time in less than a month, Honolulu police are investigating a 'stranger danger' scare near Manoa Elementary School.

According to a note sent to parents on Friday, a student was walking to school on Olopua Street when a man in a white pickup truck pulled up near him and asked if he wanted candy. 

The child then ran to the school and told his teacher what had happened.

Police say they're on the lookout for an Asian male who was wearing a bamboo hat with a white chinstrap. The truck had rust on the front pumper and a sticker of an aloha shirt on the passenger side's front bumper.

In a separate incident last month, three students reported being followed by two men in a Honda sedan while walking home from school. 

In that instance, according to the children's mother, a passenger in the vehicle got out at one point and started pursuing the three children while the driver continued following the group. 

The students broke into a run, and the two men eventually drove away.

In the days following the first incident, the school held assemblies during lunch to talk about safety. The school's principal said the children did the right thing by running away and telling a trusted adult.

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