The Chula Vista Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating the suspect in a possible attempted kidnapping of a 14 year old female student.
On Wednesday, April 28, 2010 between 8:00 am and 8:15 am, a 14 year old female was accosted by an adult male as she walked to school. The female, a student at High Tech High School located at 1945 Discovery Falls Dr, Chula Vista, was walking to school when she first noticed the suspect trying to get her attention from a truck. The victim was walking southbound on Eastlake Parkway along the east curb line when she heard a whistle. She looked to her right and saw a Hispanic male in a beat up Ford pickup truck towing a trailer staring at her as he slowly drove by. The suspect continued southbound to Birch Road and made a left turn where the victim lost sight of him.
The victim continued walking southbound on Eastlake Parkway and cut through the Vons parking lot near Discovery Falls and Birch Road. The victim was walking southbound on Discovery Falls near Crossroads Street when the suspect vehicle turned left from Crossroads Drive onto Discovery Falls. The suspect slowed and yelled "come here" and motioned her to come over with his arm. The victim ignored the suspect and continued walking to school. The suspect parked the truck and started walking across the street toward the victim. The victim ignored the suspect and did not think he was coming for her.
The suspect approached the victim and grabbed her by the arm. The victim kicked and elbowed the suspect and ran southbound toward High Tech High which was about 1/4 mile from the area of the assault. The victim went to the school office and immediately reported the assault. The victim was upset and shaken but she was not injured. The suspect fled in an unknown direction.
The suspect was described as a Hispanic male adult approximately 5'-05" tall, 28-30 years old wearing a plain gray baseball cap and a zipped up grey jacket. The suspect had dark skin and weighed about 200 lbs and had a heavy build and a mustache. There were no other distinguishing characteristics.
The suspect vehicle was an older tan "beat up" Ford F150 with yellow lettering the door. The truck was towing an empty black flatbed trailer with a possible license plate number of CA/4KW5935. the victim did not remember the plate on the truck.
Chula Vista Police Department School Resource Officers and Detectives from the Family Protection unit are actively investigating this incident. The police department is working closely with the Sweetwater High School District and the Chula Vista Elementary School District to alert parents and students about the incident. The incident is being treated as an attempted kidnapping.
If anyone witnessed the incident or has further information please contact the Chula Vista Police department at (619) 691-5151.
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