Man tries to abduct teen in Ft. Bend Co.

July 9, 2009 9:24:51 PM PDT
Fort Bend County deputies are asking for your help finding a man who grabbed a teenager's arm near a middle school Thursday afternoon. School is out and a community pool is full, but at around 12:30pm just a couple of blocks away, Ft. Bend Co. Sheriff's Deputies say a predator was prowling in a passing truck. His target was a 14-year-old girl.

Sheriff's deputies say the 14-year-old was walking in the 16000 block of Bissonnet near Hodges Bend Middle School and that's when an older model green Toyota pulled up and a dark-complexioned Hispanic man offered her a ride.

She declined, but he jumped out and grabbed her arm. The teen was able to break away and run for help. Now neighbors are on edge.

"If that guy ever comes back in our neighborhood ever again, believe me, I will be on him," said resident Dennis Platt.

Connie Glaze was equally upset over the incident.

"It makes me real angry that someone would do that to a kid," said Glaze.

Residents are now relaying the description of the suspect in the attempted abduction to fellow neighbors. They're also thinking about security and revisiting rules when it comes to talking to strangers.

"Don't stop. Don't do anything," said Platt. "Run and look for me."

Glaze added, "The neighborhood itself should have some type of neighborhood patrol, like how other neighborhoods pay security to come out and watch for unknown vehicles."

As far as a description of the suspect, deputies say he is a dark-complexioned Hispanic man, 30-40 years old, around six feet two inches with a thin build. He has black spiked hair and a salt-and-pepper moustache.

We're told the vehicle the suspect was driving was an older model Toyota, single cab pickup with a long scratch on the tailgate just above the license plate. On the plates, we're told the first digit is 2, the last digit is 4.

Police ask anyone with information about this crime to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS or log on to Crime-Stoppers.org.

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