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April 15, 2013

Detroit girl, 13, reports attempted abduction in Eastpointe

By Sara Kandel
C & G Staff Writer

Police in Eastpointe are on the lookout for a suspicious man in a red Ford Taurus after a 13-year-old girl reported an attempted abduction last Friday.

The Kelly Middle School student told police that she was walking home from school down Universal, near Ego, at approximately 2:30 p.m. April 12 when she noticed a car, which she described as a rusted, red Ford Taurus sedan, following her.

The car eventually pulled over and the lone occupant got out and began following the girl, walking behind her south down Universal. Frightened, the girl told police she started to run toward her home on the other side of Eight Mile Road in Detroit.

According to the girl’s statement, the suspect chased her for another block before turning around, returning to his car and fleeing in the opposite direction.

The girl continued across Eight Mile safely and made it home without further incident. The girl waited at home for her mom to return from work at 5:30 p.m., at which time the two went to the Eastpointe Police Department and filed a report.

The suspect was described as a white man in his 30s, approximately 6 feet 1 inch tall with a medium build and wearing a black skullcap and black leather coat.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Eastpointe Police Department at (586) 445-5100.

You can reach C & G Staff Writer Sara Kandel at skandel@candgnews.com or at (586)498-1030.