Phoenix AZ (September 24, 2012 – On September 22, 2012 at approximately 7:15 in the evening, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of an attempted child abduction in the area of Mud Springs Road and Squaw Valley Road, Black Canyon City, Arizona.
The 13-year male victim told deputies that around 7:00 PM he was walking home east on Squaw Valley Road when he realized a vehicle was following him. The vehicle drove behind him at slow speed maintaining his walking pace. The victim became alarmed and picked up his pace as he turned onto Mud Springs Road. The vehicle followed.
At this point, the vehicle pulled alongside and through the open passenger window, the driver asked the victim if he needed a ride. The victim declined and continued walking.
The driver, now a suspect in an attempted child abduction, then raised his voice and said “Get in the car!” While saying this, the suspect grabbed his own shirt at the waist as if to indicate he had a concealed weapon. The victim believes this move was to intimidate him and force compliance.
The victim then ran towards home by way of shortcuts through the neighborhood. Once inside his home, he saw the suspect drive by and apparently leave the area. The victim’s mother called YCSO.
Descriptions of suspect and automobile:
Vehicle – older model, light or faded grey sedan, possibly a 2-door. Inside the vehicle was a baseball style hat with a flame graphic, medium sized pill bottle, and a binder.
Suspect – Male, small framed, skinny, possibly short in height, pale white complexion, sandy brown hair in a buzz cut style, small ears, no observed facial hair, “squinty” eyes, large nose. His voice was described as high and scratchy. He was wearing a black polo type shirt. No age provided.
YCSO deputies and Department of Public Safety (DPS) officers canvassed the area, but could not locate the suspect or his vehicle.
Deputies are reviewing the sex offender data base for potential suspects.
In the meantime, anyone with information regarding the identity on the whereabouts of this suspect or vehicle is urged to call YCSO immediately at 928-771-3260 or Yavapai Silent Witness at 800-932-3232.
Citizens can contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with information or questions at 928-771-3260 or the YCSO website at www.ycsoaz. Follow the SedonaEye.com for updates to this and other stories.