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Fountain Children Narrowly Escape Potential Abduction Attempts

By: KKTV Email
By: KKTV Email
The scene near Fountain Middle School, where one of the stranger danger incidents took place.

The scene near Fountain Middle School, where one of the stranger danger incidents took place.

It was a close call for two children in Fountain Thursday, each who managed to narrowly escape a potential abduction in separate incidents.

In one case near Fountain Middle School off Highway 85/87, a 12-year-old was walking home from school when a strange truck began following him. When the boy heard the tires creeping up behind him, he grabbed his cell phone and texted his mom. The driver suddenly sped off.

The boy's mother tells 11 News her son's quick thinking may have saved his life.

A mother tells 11 News a stranger approached her son on his way home. How he reacted may have saved his life.

The vehicle has been described as a white truck with a dent on passenger side. The boy says he didn't get a good look at the driver.

In the second incident, around 4 p.m. on Fountain-Mesa Road near Mesa Ridge Parkway, the suspect actually stopped his car and told the child walking nearby to get in.

The child was able to run away.

The suspect has been described as a black man in his 20s driving a gray pickup truck.

If you know anything about either incident, call Fountain police at 382-8555.

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