Mask-Wearing Man Attempts To Kidnap Girls Walking To School


UPDATED: Monday January 11, 2010 7:50 PM

Police were continuing to search for a man who tried to kidnap two 10-year-old girls as they walked to school, 10TV News reported Friday.

One of the victims talked to 10TV's Glenn McEntyre, and said the man who tried to kidnap her and a friend was wearing a mask and carrying a rope.

The incident happened Wednesday morning on Moull Street, when a man wearing a ski mask approached two girls in his truck. 

One of the girls, a fifth grader, likes to express herself through her drawings.

"That's supposed to be gray. This is the door, and this is the window where we saw his face at.  I'm going to draw his face," the girl said, as she sketched the man who tried to kidnap her. "He has a ski mask on."

10TV had permission to show the girl's face but is not disclosing her name.

The girls said the man stopped his truck Wednesday and asked them if they wanted a ride.

When they said no, the girls said the man chased them, but he slipped and fell on ice, and they ran to a neighbor's house for help.

"I was scared. And I didn't know if he was going to come out and try to get us again," the girl said.

The girl's father said he hoped it would never happen, but he had tried to prepare his children for such a situation.

"We have always tried to tell all of our kids what to do - make noise, run away, get to somebody you know," the girl's father said.

Police said the suspect was driving a gray truck with a black stripe.

Anyone with information is asked to call Newark police.

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