A bearded man in a car grinds to a stop near a group of children and asks them a question out of the window.
“Come closer kids,” he calls when they answer, “I can’t hear you.”
The children stop their playing and stare at the beckoning stranger. Then they wisely choose to tell some adults about this character instead of approaching him. So the man drives off…and goes and finds another group of kids to try it on again.
Multiple people call the cops who interview the scary stranger and eventually release the following message:
Ah, it wasn’t a child molestor. It was a soulwinner. Evidently some of them are hard to tell apart.
I guess that whole “wise as serpents; harmless as doves” thing just doesn’t quite register with some people. All too often soulwinning is seen as carte blanche permission to engage in behavior that would otherwise get you arrested.