Police: 9-year-old boy able to escape alleged kidnapper

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah – Police say a 9-year-old boy in Utah was able to escape an alleged kidnapper.

Police told KSL that the boy was walking near his home when he was forced into a man’s truck by a stranger. Authorities say the man pulled the truck behind a store, and that’s when the boy jumped out and began running.

The boy then called his stepfather using a GizmoGadget he was wearing. The GizmoGadget is a watch that uses GPS to allow parents to know where their children are and it also allows children to call set numbers with the press of a button.

Authorities are still searching for the alleged kidnapper.

 

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.