SIOUX FALLS POLICE: Man arrested for attempting to lure children

July 4, 2023

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.–A 31-year-old Sioux Falls man was arrested for attempting to lure children into his vehicle with candy outside a convenience store in downtown Sioux Falls this past weekend.

On Saturday afternoon, a 7-year-old and friends went to the store.

A man who had bought candy and put it in the back of his vehicle told the kids he would give them the candy and give them a ride home if they got in. They didn’t. Sioux Falls police report the kids went home and told their parents.

The parents did not notify the police immediately but called to report the incident later on.

Some of the kids had cell phones and had taken pictures of the suspect. The photos were passed along to officers.

On Sunday morning, officers found and arrested the suspect — 31-year-old Skylar Coleman of Sioux Falls — for Enticing a Child for Illegal Purposes and a parole hold.