Authorities searching for suspect in attempted abduction near Cottonwood school

Mar 2, 2015 12:41 PM by News Staff

Shasta County sheriff's deputies are searching for a man who allegedly tried to lure a 13-year-old girl into his car near West Cottonwood School.

According to the sheriff's department, the incident allegedly occurred last Wednesday, but was not reported until Monday morning.

The victim's family told deputies their daughter was walking home from school around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday when a Hispanic man in his 40's driving a four door dark blue sedan pulled alongside her and asked several times if he could give her a ride.

The 13-year-old girl refused to get in the car, screamed and fled to a family member's home nearby.

The Shasta County Sheriff's Office is seeking any information in regards to this case and wants to remind family's to talk to their children about what they should do in a similar situation.

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