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61-year-old accused of attempting to lure child into car

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Bryant was charged with enticing a child for immoral purposes, a felony. Bryant was charged with enticing a child for immoral purposes, a felony.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Bond was set at $5,000 Tuesday for child enticement suspect Jack Allen Bryant, accused of trying to lure a child into his car in Huntsville.

61-year-old Bryant was charged with enticing a child for immoral purposes, a felony. According to Huntsville Police, Bryant was taken into custody on Friday evening on the 3000 block of Seventh Avenue after he tried to entice an eight year old girl into his car.

"It's a little worrisome that there's somebody like that running around in this neighborhood," said Holly Sanders, mother of a ten year old boy of her own and a third generation resident of the neighborhood.

Sanders and other area residents say the street frequently has children playing on it, visiting a nearby church playground or shooting hoops at a basketball hoop in the middle of the block.

"Kind of makes you want to keep them in the house and not let them go out to play," she said.

"There's a church right over here with a playground so normally there's older kids walking back and forth but there's a basketball goal over there and sometimes there's kids at the basketball goal too," said neighbor Brittany Scrimsher, mother of two children.

Police said Bryant was spotted by a neighbor who became suspicious and followed him until they arrived and took Bryant in, later arresting him.

"I'm thankful the man did see him," said Sanders,  "and stopped him in time before he did get the little girl in the car.  It's terrible.  It's crazy. 

Bryant's felon examination is scheduled for Nov. 21.

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