Pasco teen nearly abducted, jumps from moving car

Tri-City HeraldAugust 23, 2013 

— A 14-year-old Pasco boy had to jump from a moving car Friday afternoon after a male suspect tried to abduct him, according to the Pasco Police Department.

The boy was taking out the trash on the 900 block of Opal Street around 1 p.m. when a man in a white car pulled up and told him to get in, Sgt. Jeff Harpster said. When the boy refused, the man pulled him into the car from the driver’s seat.

The boy’s father saw the incident and came outside as the suspect tried to drive away, Harpster said. The boy was able to jump out of the car near his home.

The suspect is believed to be a male in his 30s with a medium build, Harpster said. The boy and his father had never seen the man before.

Police are searching for the suspect’s vehicle, which is described as late 2000s model Chevy, Harpster said. The car has tinted rear windows and an Oregon license plate starting with the numbers 520.

There could also be damage to the right side of the car, which hit a fence as the suspect left the scene, Harpster said.

Anyone with information about the incident should call the Pasco Police Department’s non-emergency number at 509-545-3510.

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