Howell Student Nearly Kidnapped

Janelle Bludau

jbludau@newscenter25.com

Updated: 3/28/2013 10:58 pm

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Howell Student Nearly Kidnapped

Thursday night, we're continuing to learn new details of an attempted abduction of a Howell middle school student. Sheriffs said the boy was walking when a stranger approached him yesterday Thursday night parents in the area are on high alert and talking to their kids about stranger danger.

It happened Wednesday after school. According to Victoria County sheriffs, the 7th grade boy was walking along Monterrey Street when a man approached him. In the letter from VISD, the man called the boy by his first name, and told his parents were killed in an accident, and he was there to pick him up. The letter also said the boy got into the man's black truck, and shortly after realized he made a mistake and the information was false.

According to sheriffs, the boy got out of the truck unharmed near the Castle Hills subdivision, where he then called police. The boy was not injured but today VISD wants to remind parents to speak with their children about safety. Parent we spoke with say no matter how convincing the story is, students should be wary of strangers at all cost and this isn't the first time we've seen an attempted abduction case involving a black truck. Back in February, a girl claimed a man in a black truck grabbed her back pack and attempted to abduct her while she was walking to the bus stop near the intersection of North and West Street. Sheriffs are not saying if both cases are connected.

They are still trying to gather description information on the suspect and the car used in the latest incident. Sheriffs are still investigating, and are encouraging anybody with any information to contact them.
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