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Release Date: May 18, 2014
Sergeant Investigations, Crimes Against Persons Division
Larimer County Sheriff's Office
At approximately 3:00 p.m. yesterday afternoon (May 17th) the Larimer County Sheriff's Office responded to the Campion area on the report of an attempted abduction. A 10-year-old male reported he was approached by an adult male at the playground, who then grabbed him. The 10-year-old was able to strike the man with a stick and run to a neighbor's home for help.
The young man described the man who grabbed him as 5'11" - 6'0" tall with a medium build. The man was dressed in dark pants, a black hoodie, and wearing a black mask.
The Sheriff's Office also encourages parents to talk to their children about how they should handle dangerous situations. One way is to teach them “NO, GO, YELL, TELL.” If in a dangerous situation, kids should say no, run away, yell as loud as they can, and tell a trusted adult what happened right away. Make sure that your children know that it is okay to say no to an adult in a dangerous situation and to yell to keep themselves safe, even if they are indoors.
The Sheriff's Office is still investigating the circumstances surrounding the report and would ask the public to contact Investigator James Woods at 416-1985 if they have any information about this incident.
Anyone with information regarding this or any other crime is asked to call Larimer County Sheriff’s Office at 970-416-1985 or Crime Stoppers at 970-221-6868 where you will remain anonymous and possibly be eligible for a cash reward.