Cops Hunting Man in Boy's Failed Abduction

He grabbed 8-year-old in Oklahoma City: police
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 10, 2017 10:53 AM CST
The man is describes as Hispanic or Native American.   (Oklahoma City Police Department)
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(Newser) – Oklahoma City police have released surveillance photos of a man involved in an apparent failed abduction in the hope that the public will help identify him. The man—Hispanic or Native American, heavy set, and about 6 feet tall—was seen grabbing an 8-year-old boy at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds where a wrestling tournament was being held on Friday. He attempted to leave with the child, but let him go when the boy began kicking and screaming, police say, per KOKH.

The man was seen wearing a navy collared shirt possibly with the letters "AOG" on the front, which might help identify him, police say. "We certainly want to talk to him to see what his intentions were, what was going on with him," a police master sergeant tells News 9. He adds the boy acted just as he should have done by making a scene. The child's mother says "we are sickened beyond belief and want parents to be reminded there are predators lurking nearby." (Read more Oklahoma stories.)

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