The Edmond Sun

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July 29, 2013

Police investigate possible attempted abduction

EDMOND — A man in a pickup pulled up alongside a youngster riding his bicycle and told him to get in his truck, according to an incident report.

During the evening of June 26, Edmond Police Officer Joseph Delpha assisted the Oklahoma City Police Department in reference to an attempted abduction that occurred in north Edmond, according to the report filed by Delpha.

The victim was approached by a male wearing a ski mask and all black clothing on a street in north Edmond, Delpha stated. The street is located near the Danforth-Santa Fe intersection.

Delpha stated the victim said the male told him to “Get in the truck,” described as a new model black Ford pickup. The victim replied “Screw you” and rode his bike east on Pine Valley and west on Danforth, the report stated.

The truck followed the victim all the way to 5916 N.W. 162nd in Oklahoma City, a distance of about 8 miles, Delpha stated. There, the victim saw an Oklahoma Highway Patrol marked unit and went to the front door where he told a trooper someone was trying to kidnap him, the report stated.

After securing the victim, the trooper called the Oklahoma City Police Department. The victim’s mother said she let the youngster leave the house to go play with friends, Delpha stated.

Delpha stated the suspect driving the pickup was described as a white male about 6-feet, 2-inches tall who was skinny and wearing all black clothing. The male had a deep voice and the victim said he believed the suspect was younger, the report stated.

Delpha stated the victim’s neighborhood was placed on extra watch.

Jenny Monroe, spokeswoman for the Edmond Police Department, said the child did the right thing by stopping at a home where a law enforcement vehicle was located.

“It’s always a good idea to go over what are safe places in your area,” Monroe said. “Speak with your children about what to say in a crisis situation and who to seek out for help.”

No other suspect information was available.

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