Girl targeted in abduction attempt in her driveway in the Woodlands

THE WOODLANDS, TX (KTRK) -- A man tried to snatch a girl from the driveway of her own home in the Woodlands, and while the girl managed to get away unharmed, the suspect is still on the loose.

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office says that at about 8:30am Tuesday, the girl went to get something from a vehicle parked in the driveway of her home on Black Cherry Court. A man drove up and asked her for directions to the nearest gas station. When the girl told him, the man claimed he wanted to give her a gift as a thank you.

The man then got out of his car and motioned for the girl to come to the back of his vehicle to get the present. A woman was sitting in the front passenger seat of the vehicle at the time.

The girl told authorities she politely said no and started to walk away when she felt a hand on her shoulder. The man told her to come with him, but she broke free and ran into the house. The girl told her mother what had happened, and her mom called officials.

Deputies arrived to search the area, but were unable to locate the suspect.

Rachel Harper and her family just moved to Panther Creek.

"We try to take advantage of letting kids walk to school by themselves, and you really don't have to worry about those problems," Harper said. "Then when something like that happens, and being a new parent, you just go, 'Oh my gosh.' It puts you on edge."

The suspect is described as a white male approximately 30 years old and bald. He was described as having a skinny build and light complexion. At the time of the incident, he was reportedly wearing a light blue collared shirt with white buttons and khaki shorts.

The female passenger inside the vehicle was described as a white female, heavy build, with brown medium length straight hair. The female was reportedly wearing sun glasses.

"We had no indicators that she was a victim," Lt. Brady Fitzgerald said. "She was with the driver and she didn't, apparently, give any signs of being in distress."

The suspect vehicle was described as a black Honda or Acura sports utility or crossover vehicle. Reportedly the vehicle had tinted windows and possibly a green "100 Club" sticker on the back window.

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office is asking anyone with information in reference to the call or witnessing similar suspicious activity to contact the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Communications Division at (936)-760-5800.
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