New Castle News

June 17, 2013

Child says man tried to kidnap him

By Staff
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — A 6-year-old playing in his yard Saturday night said a man tried to abduct him.

Pennsylvania State Police said the child, playing on his swing set on Line Street, Perry Township, about 8:30 p.m. Saturday, was approached by a blond, bearded, tattooed man who tried to talk to him.

Officers said the child did not know the stranger and tried to run into his house, but the man grabbed him by the back of his shirt. The child said he got into his house and the man fled through neighboring yards.

Police said the man was said to be 30 to 40 years old, with blond hair and beard and a skeleton tattoo with three letters on one forearm.

At the time of the encounter, police said, the man was said to be wearing a red and black or red and white T-shirt.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Pennsylvania State Police in New Castle (724) 598-2211.