10 Year-Old Claims Possible Abduction Attempt in Largo
Update December 11, 2014 4:30PM
On Wednesday afternoon, automated phone messages were sent out to parents and families that have students at the school giving out limited details of the incident.
There were inaccurate details circulating of another incident that occurred Wednesday afternoon according to Largo Police. Members of the Pinellas County Schools Police and Largo Police Department were circulating in the area of the incident on Wednesday when another uninvolved student who had received the letter from the school advised a crossing guard that he knows where a red truck parks near the area of the incident. This lead was followed up on and at present but did not lead to additional information. There was no reported interaction between a red truck and the second juvenile.
Detectives from Largo Police Department following up on the case on Thursday have located a video in the area of the incident. The video shows a pick up truck making a U-turn in the parking lot of the Health South Complex around the same time the incident occurred. This is the best video that they presently have obtained. It only shows the truck making a u-turn, and it does not show any portion of the confrontation between the juvenile and the individual in the truck. The truck first enters the video around 24 seconds in, and the pedestrian in the video is not the victim. The pedestrian is an employee that detectives spoke with. They did not witness the event. No video that captured that event has been located.
Anyone who may recognize the vehicle is asked to call the Largo Police Department at 727-587-6730. The Largo Police Department advocates that students travel to school in pairs or groups when possible, and will continue to have an increased presence in the area before and after school.