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VT police search for man who tried to abduct girl
UPDATE: Police say a man says he may be the suspect wanted in a reported abduction attempt.
The New Haven, Vermont, Police CHief says a man met with him after reading about the incident in an article. He says the whole thing is a misunderstanding.
According to authorities, the man lives near the intersection and remembers the girls, but did not try to abduct them. The man claims he had lost a bungee cord off his truck and simply stopped to pick it up. He says he heard the girls scream and run off.
FAIR HAVEN, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont police are looking for a man who tried to abduct a girl in Fair Haven.
Police say two girls were standing at an intersection Sunday afternoon when a blue pickup truck stopped in front of them. The girls said a man got out and grabbed one of them by her clothing. The girl was able to break free, and both girls ran to a neighbor's home.
The suspect is described as being in his 60s, with a medium build, scruffy face, gray hair and glasses. He was wearing a plaid shirt.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has further information is asked to call Fair Haven police.