Authorities need help in attempted abduction Wednesday in WP

WEST POINT – The Lee County Sheriff’s department is asking for help in locating a person of interest in an attempted abduction on Wednesday at Pollmiller Park.

At about 6:02 p.m., Wednesday, the Lee County Sheriffs Office and the West Point Police Department responded to a report of an incident at the Park.

Upon investigation, it was reported that an 11-year-old girl had been approached by a white male subject, 6 feet tall, approximately 180 pounds with a bald head. The man was “drunk” according to the victim and tried to prevent the victim from going into a public restroom at the beach area in the park. According to the victim, he reportedly asked her to come with him. The man persisted briefly and then walked away after the victim refused to allow him to touch her. The man left the area before the victim could point him out to her family members who were with her at the Pollmiller Beach.

Lee County Sheriff Stacy Weber said he was at Pollmiller at the time and was at the scene in a matter of seconds after the call came. “We scoured that park and we couldn’t find the person in question.”

Additional information is being sought by Law Enforcement to identify and interview the suspect in this case.

“We are asking that if anyone witnessed this incident yesterday or have seen the man in question, to please contact the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division immediately.”

The Sheriff is also looking for anyone shooting pictures or videos of the described area yesterday during that time frame.(Especially if there were photographs taken at the beach in Pollmiller park yesterday at or around 6 PM. We would like toreview them.)

The Sheriffs Office is again requesting the public to be mindful of their surroundings and report anything suspicious in nature.

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