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"St. Paul school kids report driver tried to lure them into van"

"Several students at Webster Magnet Elementary in St. Paul reported that a Minneapolis man tried to lure them into his vehicle in the Payne-Phalen neighborhood Wednesday morning," according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Ramon Topete Pavon, 21, was charged with aggravated stalking Friday by the Ramsey County attorney's office.

According to the criminal complaint, the incident occurred around 7:30 Wednesday. Children reported that Pavon "called out for them to come over," drove around the block a few times and even exited the van in one attempt.

A 13-year-old girl managed to record Pavon's license plate number.

Officer Amanda Heu witnessed Pavon's vehicle near Case and Payne avenues Thursday. When Heu asked Pavon a few questions, he said that he "had just dropped off his wife at work," and that he had not been driving in the same area the previous day.

After Pavon's wife denounced that his brother had taken her to work the day before, Pavon was arrested.

As of Friday, Pavon has been in Ramsey County Jail with a $20,000 bail.