For Immediate Release
October 3, 2007
Contact: Michele Nicholson
Public Information Officer
SHERIFF’S OFFICE SEARCHES FOR SUSPECTED CHILD ABDUCTOR
Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man who picked up a young
girl from near her bus stop Wednesday morning, drove her around for as much as
thirty minutes, then later dropped her off at a convenience store.
The 7-year old girl appears unharmed. She says the man offered her a ride
to school while she was walking to her bus stop in the area of Yancey Street in
Ocean City around 7:45 Wednesday morning. She mistook him for a relative and got
into the car before realizing he was a stranger.
The man eventually took the child to the area near the Country Corner
Store on Lewis Turner Boulevard and let her out.
The suspect is described as a white male with curly red hair and a
close-shaven mustache. He was wearing a short-sleeved blue shirt with a logo or
printing on the top left-hand side. The child says he also had on green shorts
with paint on them and short brown boots.
He was driving a silver or gold colored car with a tan interior.
Anyone with information
is asked to contact the Criminal Investigations Division of the Okaloosa County
Sheriff’s Office at 850-609-2000 or Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at
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