Police: Man Tries To Abduct Teen At Grocery Store

Sheriff’s Deputy Opens Fire On Man

November 30, 2005

WESTERVILLE, Ohio — A Franklin County Sheriff’s deputy fired his gun at
a man who answered his door with a handgun and pointed it directly at a
police officer early Wednesday, authorities said.

The abduction attempt allegedly took place shortly before 6:30 p.m. at
Kroger, located at 5991 Sunbury Rd., NBC 4′s Holly Hollingsworth reported.

The 16-year-old girl was working as a bagger at the store when Corbin
allegedly entered the store, purchased several items and asked the girl
to help him to his car.

“She walked out in the parking lot and she thought she was going to be
walking towards the cars and he started walking a little bit northbound
on the sidewalk towards a coin laundry,” said Lt. Dusty Lephart, of
Blendon Township police. “That’s when he grabbed her and told her that
she needed to come with him.”

The girl broke free and called 911.

‘Cause I didn’t know where we were walking to and then he’s like… ‘Just
come to my house.’ I’m like, he just kept trying to get me to go to ‘my
house.’ I said, ‘No, I can’t,’” the girl told a 911 dispatcher. “And… I
started walking away, and, like, he grabbed my arm, like, pulling me that
way.”

The Blendon Township Police Department identified Corbin through store
surveillance video and later served a warrant at his Westerville home.

According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Corbin, 57, answered
the door with a handgun at about 4:20 a.m. and pointed it directly at one
of the Blendon Township officers.

Corbin was ordered to drop the gun and when he refused, a Franklin County
Sheriff’s deputy who was with the officers fired one round, which did not
strike Corbin, authorities said.

Corbin was taken into custody, according to deputies.

He was charged with aggravated menacing and is scheduled to appear at the
Franklin County courthouse Thursday.

Copyright 2005 by nbc4i.com.

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