According to Sheldon Police Chief Lyle Bolkema, the incident on Tuesday night in which two girls observed a suspicious vehicle in Sheldon should NOT be termed an “attempted abduction”. He says his office does not have the evidence to support that conclusion at this time.
Here is the official release from the Sheldon Police:
On 09-11-12 at approximately 9:30 PM, The Sheldon Police Department received a report of a suspicious person in the downtown area of Sheldon, Iowa. Two teenage girls were walking in that area when an older male subject with dark shaggy hair driving an older style silver mini-van with a dent in the back passengers’ side panel yelled something at them. He appeared to be watching them so the girls ran to the police station and called their parents. The parents later reported the incident to the Sheldon Police Department. No other information is available at this time and the investigation is ongoing.
This message was released by the Sioux County sheriff’s office:
AT ABOUT 9:30 PM TONIGHT (TUESDAY) TWO TEENAGE GIRLS WERE WALKING IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA OF SHELDON WHEN A MALE SUBJECT IN AN OLDER STYLE SILVER MINI VAN WITH A DENT IN BACK PASSENGER SIDE PANEL YELLED AT THE GIRLS. THE SUBJECT PARKED THE VEHICLE 1/2 BLOCK AWAY AND WATCHED THEM. ONLY DESCRIPTION WAS AN OLDER GUY WITH SHAGGY DARK HAIR. SIMILAR TYPE OF INCIDENT HAPPENED IN SPENCER EARLIER TODAY.
IF SEEN DO NOT APPROACH CALL 911