(October 11, 2014)-  Last night, Cape Coral Police responded to an attempted abduction in a neighborhood near the 2200 block of Del Prado Boulevard South.

At around 9:30 PM., an 18 year old female, was walking her dog in the neighborhood behind KFC on Del Prado when a male in a vehicle pulled up next to her, got out of his vehicle and approached her.  The male told her she had a “nice dog” and then attempted to grab the dog's leash from her arm/hand.  He then grabbed her by the arm.  The dog lunged at the man and possibly bit the suspect on the arm.  The female ran home and the vehicle/suspect left in an unknown direction of travel.

The victim said she walks her dog every night around the same time and she has never noticed the man or the vehicle before.

The victim described the vehicle as a darker, 4-door, mid-sized car.  She described the male as white, in his mid to late forties, approximately 6’0 and "chubby"  and that one of his eyes looked different than the other (possibly an eye injury).  The victim said he had a goatee but only a day or two worth of growth.  She also said he had on a gold watch and a ring.

Cape Coral Police are asking residents to be vigilant and to contact the Cape Coral Police Department if you see any suspicious vehicles in your neighborhood or suspicious persons matching this description.

If you have any information on the identity of the suspect, please contact the Cape Coral Police Department at 239-574-3223. You can also submit an anonymous tip. Go to www.capecops.com/tips or text a tip- text CCPD+"Your Message" to CRIMES (274637). Finally, you can call Crimestoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS.


CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT | Public Affairs Office | 1100 Cultural Park Boulevard | Cape Coral, FL 33990 | (239) 242-3341