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La Vergne girl reports abduction attempt

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LA VERGNE - An 11-year old girl was the target of an abduction attempt on Friday, March 30 after she got off her school bus on La Vergne Lane.

When a passenger riding in a black SUV exited the vehicle and chased the girl, her parents contacted the La Vergne Police Department.

The child told detectives that the same vehicle had slowed down several times near the girl; the people inside had yelled obscenities and made catcalls at the 11-year-old girl. On Friday, the back-seat passenger – described as a black male with dreadlocks and an orange bandana – chased her in what police say is a felony kidnapping attempt.

The driver and front seat passenger were described as a black male and a possible Hispanic male. Police canvassed the neighborhood and residents confirmed they had previously seen the vehicle described.

On Monday, April 2 police set up an information road block on La Vergne Lane which was near the location of the abduction attempt. Approximately 100 cars were stopped, so police could tell residents about the incident, describe the vehicle, and question if anyone recognized it.

“Parents need to make sure their children know to go home immediately when they get off their bus and never stop to talk to strangers,” said Police Chief Mike Walker. “If you can, meet them at the bus stop or make arrangements with neighbors to keep an eye on children as they walk home.”

Walker encourages the public to contact the La Vergne Police Department at 793-7744 if you have any information that could help identify the occupants of the SUV.

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