ATTEMPTED ABDUCTION: Altoona Police Warn Parents

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Police in Altoona are looking for a man who they say tried to abduct an 11-year old boy Wednesday afternoon.  Investigators say the boy was riding his bike home from school along the 400-block of 15th Street South-East when a man in a green delivery van approached him—and tried to get him to get in.  "He stopped to tie his shoes and gentleman in a dark green van pulled up, rolled his window down and asked this boy if he would like to get in he van and go play as many x-box games as he wanted to." said Altoona Police Lt. Dennis Parker.

The eleven year old did exactly the right thing---he shouted "No", got on his bike, rode home and told his mother.  Police plan to continue looking for the van, but they want parents to be extra vigilent, and remind their children about the dangers of talking to strangers.


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