Another Possible Abduction Attempt — This Time In Spencer; Sheldon Principal Advises Caution
Date posted - September 11, 2012
According to Spencer Police, the suspicious vehicle was reported at 12:43 Tuesday afternoon from a grade school on the south end of Spencer. Two students were approached by a male who rolled his window down and said “Come here”. He allegedly left as two para-educators were on the grounds.
The vehicle is described as an older Dodge Caravan or similar make with a dent in the far back passenger side and two back windows tinted very dark.
The man driving was described as 60-70 yrs old, having facial hair like a beard and/or mustache, and wearing a baseball cap. The color of the cap is unknown.
Several schools again asked parents to tell their children not to talk to strangers and to talk about “stranger danger”.
KIWA News received this from Sheldon Middle School Principal, Cindy Barwick:
“In light of the recent concern with attempted abductions in the area, we would like to encourage parents to speak with their children about safely walking in and around Sheldon. Students are encouraged to pay attention to their surroundings and walk with a friend at all times. Another recommendation would be to have children check in with an adult when they do arrive at home. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child’s school office.”
Authorities advise that while the descriptions of the men involved in the attempted abductions in northwest Iowa is similar, it is not known if it is the same person or multiple people. They also say that if a man matching the description is seen, people are not to approach him, but to call 911.
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