Kidnapping Attempt at Star Park in Coronado

At approximately 10:15 a.m. this morning, police were called to the area of Star Park Circle for a report of a man attempting to lure a young girl into his vehicle. The 8 year old girl reported that while she was roller blading, a man driving the wrong way in Star Park Circle, pulled up next to her, got out of his vehicle, and told her to get in to his van. Although the man yelled at the girl he did not make any attempt to contact her physically. The girl was able to skate home where she then told her mother about the incident.

The man is being described as a Hispanic male adult, 6’, large build with a big belly. He had a tattoo of a dragon or snake on his right arm and he was last seen wearing a yellow t-shirt and blue jeans. He was driving a red van with a partial license plate of 773. There was also a black and white dog inside the vehicle.

Officers would like to speak to anyone who may have been in the park during this time or may have seen this vehicle leave the area. Please call 619-522-7350 if you have any information regarding this case.

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Comment by Michael Griffith on January 18, 2014 at 7:42pm

Everyone check the files from your security cameras now.  That van will be there.  Go get 'em!

Comment by Siobhan Bailie on January 18, 2014 at 9:30pm

Good idea Michael! 

Just frightening. 

Comment by Christine Kelly on January 19, 2014 at 7:59am

Damn.  That will stay with that young girl her whole life.  I speak from experience.  Get this creep!

Comment by Julie Overstreet on January 20, 2014 at 1:00pm

Sure hate hearing this!

Comment by Coronado Training Center - Dan B on January 21, 2014 at 4:06pm

Outstanding that this little girl knew what to do! I give her tremendous credit for remembering all the suspect info and knowing to "run" the other way. I support all children learning self defense in case they are grabbed!!! Lets find this guy!!!

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