Attempted child abduction in Platte County

 Platte County 10/8/2023 - A terrifying attempted child abduction incident sent shockwaves through the Northland as a quick-thinking and brave 14-year-old girl thwarted a potential kidnapper's sinister plans. The incident occurred yesterday when the young girl was walking home from her friend's house, just a few houses away, a route she had taken countless times before.

According to the shaken but courageous teenager's account, a truck suddenly pulled onto the road, blocking her path. The vehicle, described as an extended cab white truck, was driven by a man in his 40s, who was nearly bald with very short light hair. The terrifying encounter unfolded as the stranger repeatedly urged her to "get in the truck" and pleaded with her to "just get in."

Showing immense presence of mind, the young girl refused to comply with the stranger's demands and, instead, made a split-second decision to sprint home as fast as she could. Her quick action undoubtedly saved her from a potentially dangerous situation.

In a desperate bid to bring the perpetrator to justice and prevent any further threats to their community, the girl's parent immediately contacted the local police department to report the incident. However, they have yet to receive a response from law enforcement at the time of writing.

The distressed parent, seeking assistance from the community, has taken to social media platforms and local forums to share the harrowing experience and request help in identifying the truck involved in the attempted abduction. They provided additional details about the vehicle, which is white in color, and the route it took, including turning onto Adrian from Roan Ridge and then left onto NW Westwood Lane.

The response from the community has been overwhelming, with concerned citizens sharing the information and offering their support. Neighbors have come together to rally behind the family, sharing surveillance footage, eyewitness accounts, and any leads that may assist in identifying the abductor and his vehicle.

Local authorities are urging anyone with information about the white truck or the individual involved in this attempted abduction to come forward immediately. They stress that community involvement is crucial in solving this case and ensuring the safety of all residents, particularly children.

Parents and guardians are advised to have open and honest discussions with their children about personal safety and how to respond to potentially dangerous situations. Encouraging children to be aware of their surroundings and report any suspicious activity can be instrumental in preventing such incidents in the future.

The attempted child abduction has served as a stark reminder of the importance of vigilance and community cooperation in keeping our neighborhoods safe. As efforts to identify the perpetrator intensify, the community remains united in its determination to ensure the safety of its children and residents. 


Anonymous said…
This would be a great case for the Ring doorbells (and other brands) that have video that can be reviewed to see if anyone has captured the truck on video.