5th grader walking to school in West Allis hits suspect with candy during attempted abduction
WEST ALLIS, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The West Allis Police Department is investigating an attempted child abduction. On Thursday, Valentine's Day, around 8 a.m. a 5th grade girl was walking to Horace Mann Elementary School and was on Mitchell Street between 63rd and 65th streets when she saw a man get into the SUV.
The man asked the girl where Oklahoma Avenue was and she ignored him. He then followed her for a short distance in his SUV before parking. The man then got out of his vehicle, quickly walked up to the girl, grabbed her wrist, and began to pull on her.
The girl hit the man with a bag of candy, and the man let go of her, and she ran to school.
The suspect has been described as a man with tan-ish skin, possibly Hispanic in his 30s. He is about 5'2" to 5'5" tall with an average build and clean shaven. He was wearing a black beanie winter hat, jacket to mid-thighs, and grey tennis shoes with black trim. The suspect had a "sluggish" walk/limp.
The suspect's car is described as an SUV, possibly a Ford Explorer, with 4 doors and tinted windows. The SUV was dirty and the color was described as silver or white with "sparkles." The wheels on the SUV were bigger than normal.
Anyone with information is asked to call 414-302-8090.