Attempted abduction under investigation in Cumberland County

A student said he was walking home from school when a man approached him.
March 26, 2014 8:22:15 PM PDT
Authorities in Cumberland County are investigating after a teen said he was approached by a suspicious person while walking home from school last week.

A 17-year-old Gray's Creek High School student said he was walking along Pride Lane on Monday, March 17 around 5:30 p.m. when a man approached him in a black four-door Ford Focus.

The man inside asked the teen several questions, and offered him a ride home. When the teen refused, the suspect drove away.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic or Native American male. He had gray hair with a bald spot in the middle, and was wearing glasses. He was approximately 40 years old.

"I think this young man did a good job in telling the man he would not ride with him," said Cumberland County Sheriff Earl "Moose" Butler. "I say teenagers are just as vulnerable as a child. I think so many of them have never been confronted with something like that. I think he was smart saying, 'Hey, no I don't want to ride with you.'"

Anyone who sees a vehicle or suspect matching the description in their area should call 911.

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