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PCSO News Release

Media Contact:
Wood, Donna

Public Information Officer 
News Date: 1/25/2007 

 PCSO Detectives Investigating Attempted Abduction 


Polk County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the community’s help in locating two suspects who attempted to lure a 12-year old boy away from a bus stop and into a vehicle.

At approximately 8:00 am, today, Thursday, January 25, 2007, the boy was at a bus stop located near Grove Park Drive and Briargrove Avenue, in the Briargrove subdivision in the Davenport area, when the suspects, drove up in a white minivan.  The suspects tried to coax the boy to the van but instead he said no and ran the opposite direction of the van.

The van is described as an older model minivan, white in color, tinted windows, shinny wheels, and blue and green flashing neon lights underneath.  The vehicle is also described as having a bumper sticker which reads “I love porn.”

The vehicle was driven by a white male who had black spiked hair. He was wearing a green shirt with no collar and several pieces of jewelry.  He was described as being “skinny.” 

A passenger was also observed in the vehicle and is described as a white male with red hair, which was pulled back in a pony tail.  The passenger was said to be wearing a red t-shirt with bleach spots.  The passenger is also described as being large like a weightlifter. 

If you have any information, please contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at (863)533-0344.