CORINTH, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A vehicle suspected in four kidnapping attempts in Denton County was stopped by police on Sunday, authorities said. The driver of the vehicle was arrested on an unrelated driving while intoxicated charge.
Four attempted kidnappings are currently being investigated by police in Corinth and Denton as they believe the incidents are all connected.READ MORE: Daily Dose Of Vitamin D Could Ramp Up Immune System, Doctors Say
Corinth police said the latest incident happened Sunday afternoon on Lake Sharon Drive between FM 2499 and Oakmont Drive and that the suspect, who did not display a firearm, tried to lure a female victim into his vehicle.
The suspect was wearing a hoodie, sunglasses and a medical mask, police said.
On Saturday, Denton police reported an attempted kidnapping in the 2000 block of Del Mar just before 11:45 a.m. The victim told officers she was walking her dog when a driver pulled up to her in an SUV and demanded she get inside at gunpoint.
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The victim got inside but was able to escape after a short distance without injury, police said. The suspect drove away before officers arrived.
An accurate description of the suspect was not available, but police released a picture of the vehicle the suspect was driving. It was described as a silver or light blue, older SUV with a dark interior.
Minutes before the Denton incident, Corinth police said a female jogger was running near Oakmont Drive and Park Palisades at around 11:30 a.m. when the same type of vehicle approached her. The driver pulled out a handgun and told her to get in the SUV, police said.
The jogger was able to get away as the driver fled the scene, according to police. Police said the suspect was wearing a hoodie, sunglasses and a medical mask.
The first kidnapping attempt was reported in Corinth last Thursday, April 1, by a woman who said a suspect approached her while she was on her front porch in the 100 block of Burl Street. She was able to get away while the suspect fled on foot.MORE NEWS: Texas Sen. Ted Cruz Slams CDC's Updated Mask Guidance For Fully-Vaccinated People, Calls It A 'Mandate'
Information on the driver who was arrested Sunday has not been released as the investigation continues. Police said at this time he is considered a person of interest in the kidnapping attempts.