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Ocoee kidnapping suspect
West Orange Times & Observer Thursday, Sep. 4, 2014 5 years ago

Police search for attemped kidnapping suspect

by: Tony Judnich

Police are looking for a man who reportedly tried to kidnap an 11-year-old boy near West Oaks Library, in Ocoee.

Between 2:45 and 3 p.m. Aug. 25, a white man in a black, beat-up and rusty four-door vehicle approached the boy. The vehicle was round in the front and back, like a Volkswagen Beetle, but with four doors. It had unmatched rims, a broken left headlight cover and a rusted grill. The man appeared to be in his 50s, tall, balding, and wearing a black shirt with dark jeans. 

The man asked the boy if he would like a ride, and, when the boy said, “No,” the man told the child to get into the car, because he had a present for him. The child then found an adult he knew standing in the area. At that time, the vehicle left the area and was last seen on Silver Star Road from Lake Johio Road. Anyone with information should contact Det. Loretta Ganoe at (407) 905-3161.

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