TOOELE, Utah, Feb. 15, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — Tooele Police are investigating a report of an abduction attempt on a 10-year-old girl.
The Tooele City Police Department said in a news release on its Facebook page the girl reported the incident occurred at about 5 p.m. Wednesday while she was walking home from a friend’s house, near England Acres Park, 520 E. 100 North. The girl said she said she was grabbed by a man, while a second man stood by, smoking.
The news release said: “The child reported that she was able to break free from the man’s grip and run away with neither of the men chasing after her.”
The girl described both men as black, approximately 6-feet-tall, and both wearing white sweatshirts, white sweatpants and black-and-gray striped beanie-style caps. She said the second man, who was smoking, had a mustache and small black earrings.
This incident is being handled Tooele City Investigations Division. Anyone who has information is asked to call 435-882-5600.
Police say they are also encouraging parents to speak with their children about the importance of safety while walking to and from home. They give these tips to get the conversation started:
• Walk with someone. Use the “buddy system.”
• Pick a route and stick to that route, both to and from home.
• Never take rides from people, unless arranged by parents.
• Look for traffic and be seen by traffic by wearing bright clothes or carrying a flashlight.
• Report any suspicious activity to Tooele County Dispatch at 435-882-5600.