Abduction Attempt Nearby Has Police Looking for Suspect
Racine County sheriffs are hoping to catch a suspect in an abduction attempt before his next try is successful.
Racine County dispatch took a call about a possible child abduction attempt in the Village of Waterford on Wednesday around 2:30 p.m. The child abduction attempt was reported by a 15-year-old girl’s father and stated that the attempt happenedjust before 2 p.m. in the 200 block of Washington St.
Racine County Sheriff Deputies and an investigator responded to the area and made contact with the girl and her family. She reported that as she was walking home a late 90’s or early 2000’s silver vehicle similar to a Buick Regal drove passed her and then stopped.
According to reports, the male driver then exited the vehicle and began yelling at the girl asking if she had any friends and if she had a boyfriend. The girl stated no and started to walk away from the male faster as the male continued to follow her. The girl then stated that she started to run towards her house when the man grabbed her by her hooded sweatshirt and started to pull her back towards the vehicle that he had exited from. The girl was able to break away from the subject, started screaming, and was able to run back to her house and the male left the area in the vehicle.
Police describe the man as white, approximately 6 feet tall, approximately 180-200 lbs with a medium build, a brown scruffy beard, wearing blue jeans, a dark green jacket, sun glasses, and a baseball cap.
No suspect was located in the area during a neighborhood check.
Waterford High School has been notified of the incident since it involved a student from their high school. The Waterford School District Superintendent has also been notified.
The Racine County Sheriff’s Office will have extra patrols in the area of the Waterford Schools during school hours and we will be continuing out investigation into this incident.
Christopher K. Schmaling
Sheriff, Racine County