The Spring Hill Police Department has issued a warning after a suspicious incident involving a woman in a black van, possibly trying to lure children.
Saturday afternoon, two girls were walking to a friend's house at the corner of Chapman's Crossings and Locerbie Circle when they spotted the van.
It was parked at the end of the street which backs up to a wooded area.
The woman tried to talk to the girls, ages nine and 10.
According to police, she said her name was Daphney. She then made a comment about the weather.
The woman then told the girls to come talk to her and said she wouldn't hurt them.
The children felt they could be in danger so they ran away and told their parents. By the time the parents came back, the van was gone.
Police sent a warning to residents via email and text message.
Spring Hill Det. Mike Foster said it's a good time for parents to talk to their children about stranger danger.
"Kids will forget from year to year so especially with it being warmer weather and more kids going to be out, there's a lot more opportunity for people that want to prey on kids to take advantage of it," said Det. Foster.
The driver is described as a young white woman with dark hair. She was driving a newer model black van.
No other similar incidents have been reported to police.