EndNotes

Beware the white vans

There's a guy who drives a white van -- he's white, in his 40s, skinny, short hair and black beard  -- who has been approaching Spokane County children and trying to lure them into his van.

(Read second story in this briefs column.)

It's terrible and scary, and I don't mean to make light of this, but a white van, really? Hasn't this potential molester gotten the memo about white vans?

They always raise suspicion. Or should. They seem to be popular with child molesters, so much so, that the urban dictionary even has it as a word.

Childmolester van: "A white van with with no windows, in  disguise of a painters work truck."

White vans have also been associated with terrorists.

So you wonder: Who in this day and age would drive one? Especially if they were up to no good.




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