“Authorities are investigating an attempted abduction (of a young child) outside of the Air and Space Museum”

by Prince Of Petworth March 15, 2016 at 3:01 pm 11 Comments

From NPS:

“Help @usparkpolicepio locate a person of interest in an attempted child abduction. Call the tip line at 202-610-8737”

DC Police Union posted from March 2nd – 8th:

Authorities are investigating an attempted abduction outside of the Air and Space Museum. According to reports, a stranger grabbed the hand of a young child, who was waiting for chaperone, and started to walk away with the child. After the suspect was stopped by the chaperone, the suspect said, “Sorry, I like kids” and then ran away.

  • eggs

    “Sorry, I like kids.”
    Whoaaaaaaaaaaaaaa that’s so creepy. I have no clue how I would have handled that! Ugh I hope they catch this creep.

    • Ben


  • transplanted

    So is the potential abductor the balding dark haired guy or the grey haired guy?

  • AnonV2

    Scary. I wonder if this was the same guy that the alert went out for in the Chevy Chase area yesterday, trying to get kids into his car.

    • LO7607A

      I was wondering the same thing

  • Jessica

    Very scary! I hope they catch the creep.

  • wdc

    Is there a description anywhere?? The write up and the video are useless.

  • anonymous

    Good thing the chaperone was right there, or there right away. When I am out with friends’ little kids, I feel I am always watching them like a hawk, because that’s what seems to be needed. Because it doesn’t take long to have your eyes off a kid for them to disappear, and there are far more creepy people out there than many people realize.

  • Anonamom

    This scares the shit out of me. There are kids in and out of A&S every day for field trips, including my own (I swear to god, every class goes every year, sometimes twice). I’ve chaperoned my fair share of A&S trips, and usually have 2-4 kids depending on the age group. What’s scary though is that you can blink and lose track of a kid you hardly know. Very scary.

  • Honest Abe

    So, the incident happened between March 2-8 sometime and the public is made aware a week later through a tweet from an NPS employee?!

    Did I miss an earlier report from MPD or the Feds?

    • Caroline

      Whoa. I didn’t catch that. That is outrageous.


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