Attempted child abduction

By Adam Hooper - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - An attempted abduction targets two young Lake Charles boys.  The boys are safe, but police are still looking for a suspect. On Friday, nine year old William Lisenby and nine year old Jake Crawford had a scary encounter with a man driving down the street. 
"He was driving very slow behind us. He pulled up right next to us and said get in the car. He screamed it at us. It was like when you get grounded and your dad yells at you," said William Lisenby.

Both William and Jake refused to get in the car with the unknown man, and ran away as fast as they could. Fortunately, William was carrying his cell phone with him at the time.

"We ran to the other side but the man was still there. So, we dove into a bush and William called his mom," said Jake Crawford.

"I am relieved that they did the right thing by running. But, at the same time, I am upset that there is a guy actively looking for children in the neighborhood. I am afraid that he may get lucky, and will find a child that is not prepared, and will get in the car," said William's Mother.

According to both William and Jake the man police are looking for is older with gray hair. He is also balding on top. The vehicle the man was driving is a two door gray car with black vents on the back.

If you have any information on the identity of the unknown man or if you witness something strange in your neighborhood you cal call the Lake Charles Police Department at 491-1311.

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