Young Girl Almost Kidnapped Only Yards Away From Home

Thursday, March 17, 2005

General Lee Road in Union County is your typical small town neighborhood
until yesterday afternoon. One grandmother who is too afraid to show her
face says her granddaughter will never play in her backyard again. “She’s
just shaken, completely terrified.”

Just a few yards away, her twelve-year-old granddaughter told police that
a man hid behind an oak tree and grabbed her.

She says she had just gotten off the school bus on the corner when the
man threw her over his shoulder and dragged her into the woods behind her
home. Her grandmother continued saying, “That’s when he dropped her and
she ran for her life. She came busting through the backyard door all
muddy, screaming and crying.”

The grandmother called 911. Bloodhounds from Spartanburg County were sent
in but the police and sheriff’s officer were unable to track down the
suspect.

The suspect is a black man with braids in his hair wearing a brown coat.

Union Public Safety asks anyone with any information to Crime Stoppers at
427-0800. A reward will be given if that information leads to an arrest
in the case.

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