- Wednesday February 15th, 2012 :: 08:47 a.m. CST
Mansfield Police Investigate Possible Attempted Child Abduction.
On Monday February 13th at 6:40 pm Mansfield police dispatch received a call reference the possible attempted abduction of a 12 year old child.
Officers responded to the area of 2000 N. Main St. and met with the witness. The witness said she was travelling on N. Main St. when she saw a small pickup truck following the child. The witness thought something wasn’t right and stopped to see if the child needed help. After asking the child if she needed help the child was given a ride home. The witness took officers to the residence of the child.
Officers arrived at the child’s residence to speak to her and her parents. The child told officers that as she was walking home from school a pickup pulled up next to her. The driver asked her if she needed a ride twice and the child refused both times. The driver of the pickup continued to follow behind the child as she walked. At no time did the driver attempt force the child into the vehicle or exit the vehicle.
The report was forwarded to the Criminal Investigations Division and is being aggressively investigated. Detectives have interviewed the child and confirmed the information that was reported yesterday. The investigation to locate the vehicle and identify the driver continues with the assistance of the Mansfield ISD Police Dept. and the Texas Rangers.
The vehicle was described as a small blue pickup with camper shell, bad paint, and lowered. The driver of the vehicle was described as a Hispanic Male in his 30’s, brown hair, blood shot eyes, clean shaven, and spoke with broken English.
If anyone sees or knows the location of a vehicle matching this description they are asked to contact their local law enforcement agency or the Mansfield Police at 817-473-0211.
Please ask your readers and viewers to take the time to speak to their children about what to do if they are approached by a stranger.
Mansfield Police Department
1305 E Broad St
Mansfield, TX 76063
2000 N Main St
Mansfield, TX 76063