BOONTON - Boonton police are alerting parents to be on their guard after an attempted child abduction Tuesday. Police say a man tried to force a 10-year-old girl into a car while she was walking home from school.
“I am horrified. It's really scary. I would like to be able to let my kids out within a safe distance on their own. But I don't feel like I can do that anymore,” says mother Kristen Harodetsky.
Police say the girl was walking home from school along Cedar Street when a man in a black Lincoln Town Car pulled up next to her and stopped. He got out of the car and grabbed her arm, but didn't say a word. Police say the girl was able to break free and run home, while the man drove off. Police searched the area, but were unable to find the car.
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Police say the suspect is 5 feet 9 inches tall and in his 20s. He was wearing a black T-shirt with a skull on it.
If you have any information, you're asked to call Boonton police at 973-402-9371.