The abduction that wasn’t
By LeaAnne Klentzman
After a youngster, who attends school at a Missouri City elementary school, was reported being grabbed by a man in a car – local police went into high alert.
Wednesday morning, March 27, Sugar Land police spent the day looking for a man who reportedly grabbed a 10-year-old boy as he was walking to Lexington Creek Elementary School in Missouri City. On the morning of the event Sugar Land police spokesman Doug Adolph said, “The boy said he was on Plantation Bend Drive at Dulles Avenue in Sugar Land at 7:50 a.m. when a 35 to 40-year-old Asian male, in a silver 4 door passenger vehicle, stopped and offered a ride to the boy. The boy declined the ride, and the man reached out of the passenger-side window and grabbed the boy’s shirt. The boy broke free, ran home and his father called police.”
The suspect was described as having a distinct Asian accent and a bump on the bridge of his nose. The child was able to describe the man well enough for police to issue a couple of composite sketches not long after the incident, along with a very specific and detailed description of the suspect vehicle.
However, by that afternoon Sugar Land police said they had been able to identify a person of interest in the case and he had been interviewed. In an update that afternoon, Adolph said, “At this time there is no evidence to indicate that an offense occurred, and police said the incident was a misunderstanding between neighbors.”
No further incidents of this nature have been reported anywhere in Fort Bend County.
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