DEL CITY, Okla. – A metro child was abducted and within an hour she was back at home but it wasn’t because of an arrest.
Her safe return is possibly due to a guilty conscience of the suspect.
It happened in a neighborhood near S. E. 44th St. and Sunnylane.
Del City Police went door-to-door Monday checking to see if residents in the neighborhood saw anything suspicious last week.
It was last Thursday, a 10-year-old girl told police she was abducted from a backyard along Monica Drive.
“She saw the suspect in the yard next to hers and she walked over to see what he was doing in that yard,” Del City Police Captain Jody Suit said. “That’s when he grabbed her and pulled her down the street.”
Police said she was dragged about four or five blocks away.
She kicked and tried to get away, later telling police the man hit her in the chest.
At some point her mom noticed she was gone and called police who quickly responded.
That is where this story takes a strange turn.
Suit said, “She claimed the abductor had seen the police cars and brought her back and put her over the fence into her yard.”
As strange as the story is, police said evidence leads them to believe there is a potential abductor on the loose.
They have released a sketch and description of the suspect.
The man is described as a black male, around 17 years old, 5-foot-11-inches tall, with a skinny build and medium complexion.
He was wearing blue jeans and a black t-shirt.
If you have any information on who the man in the composite sketch might be, you are asked to contact the Del City Police Department.