Sheriff’s Department: Attempted child abduction likely ‘misunderstanding’

Published: Sep. 8, 2020 at 7:15 PM CDT
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GREENWOOD, Wis. (WSAW) - The Clark County Sheriff’s Department is continuing their investigation into an attempted abduction, but believes the incident was a misunderstanding.

Investigators said around 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, a girl reported a Maroon SUV/ Van type vehicle with dark rear tinted windows, believe to be occupied by at least two subjects approached an underage female. A passenger exited the vehicle and chased the female. He is described as a younger white male, with a bald head and clean-shaven face. He was wearing a white and black jumpsuit, and white latex gloves. The child was able to safely escape and is currently safe.

From the Greenwood Police Dept. UPDATED PRESS RELEASE 9-9-2020 12:10 p.m. Reference Attempted Child Abduction in the...

Posted by Clark County Sheriff's Office Wisconsin on Wednesday, September 9, 2020

With the assistance of the Clark County Sheriffs Office, through investigation, investigators viewed footage from multiple surveillance cameras and interviewed residents within a 2-block radius.

The department stated, “We would like to commend the victim for being aware of her surroundings, and vigilance for her own safety. I would like to urge the public to follow her example in being observant of their surroundings.”

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