LEWISVILLE (CBSDFW.COM) – For the third time this month, North Texas Police are handling an attempted abduction of a public school student. The latest occurred about 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon in Lewisville.
Police and parents are concerned since the suspect allegedly touched the girl.
“Yeah, it’s really scary,” said Jonna Carter, whose son attends nearby Southridge Elementary School. “Shouldn’t have to worry about that stuff,” she added.
But for at least the third time this month alone, police are looking for men who attempt to grab kids off the street. In this case a Lewisville middle school girl was accosted by a man who tried to lure her into his car. She didn’t go.
Police Captain Daniel Rochelle picked up the narrative. “He pulls forward, gets out of his car and comes back and tries to grab her. She fights him off and she runs home, getting away from him.”
By Wednesday morning websites at the LISD’s Durham Middle School and Southridge Elementary were notifying parents, along with Facebook posts and automated phone calls. By the afternoon flyers went home with students themselves. Ted Goodmanson told CBS 11 News his reaction to the phone notification. “Concern for my two nieces that are 11 and 12 that go to that school,” he said.
Ms. Cater echoed his concern. “Yeah, I think it’s crazy that you can’t have your kids at school or them walk home and stuff without having to worry about somebody grabbing them.”
It’s the third confirmed abduction attempt just this month, a Keller ISD student January 6th and a Plano ISD boy last week. No arrests in any of these, but police are comparing notes, according to Capt. Rochelle. “There was a different vehicle description and a different physical description of the male involved. I know in the Plano incident the male was trying to kidnap a boy.” The case in Lewisville involves a teenage girl.
Here the man is described as a Latino with a mustache in his ’30s but wearing distinctive black boots with the words ‘Heavy Duty’ on the insoles. He was driving a dark-colored 4-door sedan. The Plano incident involved a bald white male driving a white van. But there are enough other similarities for the agencies to share notes and look for suspects.
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