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Attempted Abduction?

Posted on 30th September 2011 at 08:33

Longview Police are looking into an incident reported by a man living near Olympic Elementary School, where a man claims that someone may have tried to abduct his eight year-old grandson. The man called 911 from his home on Dover Street at about 3:20 pm. The boy reportedly said that a black male in his 20’s approached him as he was walking from school, offered him candy and tried to get the boy to go with him. The boy also claims that the man tried to get the boy to tell him his “safety password.” They boy ran off, saying that the man chased him until he hid in some bushes. The suspect is described as an African-American male, around 20 years old, wearing a white “NY” hat, with a dark shirt and dark shorts. Officers checked the area, but didn’t report finding anyone matching the description.