Police Search For Child Abduction Suspect - Los Angeles News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

Police Search For Child Abduction Suspect

Posted: Updated:
PHILADELPHIA -

Frightening moments at a Germantown recreation center as a nine-year-old is abducted, stuffed in the trunk of a car, and driven away.

Charlene Cooper's compassion may have helped save a nine-year-old boy's life.

"I asked him is he ok, and he shook his head no," she recalled.

Around seven, Tuesday evening, she says she spotted him wandering alone, headed East at Gorgas Avenue.

"He just looked a little dazed and confused. He looked lost," remembers Cooper.

Cooper says she called 911 after the little boy told her he'd just escaped the clutches of a man who kidnapped him while playing at Lonnie Young Recreation Center in Germantown.

Parents at the park were stunned by the news.

"I would be devastated if someone snatched one of my kids and I'd be ready to kill something," says Nadine Tucker, a concerned parent.

"There are predators everywhere and you never know when someone can grab your child," says Cooper.

Police say the boy was abducted from the Chelten Avenue rec center and forced into the trunk of a car. Then he was taken to the basement of an abandoned home. He told police he escaped through a basement door when his abductor went upstairs.

"He's despicable," says Cooper. "Because the kid was able to get away, who knows what the intentions were gonna be."

Residents are now wondering where's the police protection.

"I would have at least like to see presence of police, and would have liked to see rec center be more responsible," says cooper.

That 9-year-old boy is okay. Police say he wasn't harmed. We have a vague description of the suspect. We're told the he may have been driving a Gray Ford Sedan.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Home Depot probes possible credit card data breach

    Home Depot probes possible credit card data breach

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:58:01 GMT
    Home Depot may be the latest retailer to suffer a credit card data breach. The Atlanta-based home improvement retailer told The Associated Press Tuesday that it is looking into "unusual activity" and that working with both banks and law enforcement.
    Home Depot may be the latest retailer to suffer a credit card data breach. The Atlanta-based home improvement retailer told The Associated Press Tuesday that it is looking into "unusual activity" and that working with both banks and law enforcement.
  • Police Warn Of Credit Card Scam Targeting South Jersey Residents

    Police Warn Of Credit Card Scam Targeting South Jersey Residents

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:53:38 GMT
    Police are warning people in South Jersey about a credit card scam. Authorities say it starts with a text message that looks odd, which tells people their bank accounts have been hacked.
    Police are warning people in South Jersey about a credit card scam. Authorities say it starts with a text message that looks odd, which tells people their bank accounts have been hacked.

  • Police: Burglars Stole Equipment Used To Teach Kids With Special Needs

    Police: Burglars Stole Equipment Used To Teach Kids With Special Needs

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:37:44 GMT
    Police say some cold-hearted crooks broke into a Philadelphia school and stole important equipment needed to teach children with special needs.
    Police say some cold-hearted crooks broke into a Philadelphia school and stole important equipment needed to teach children with special needs.
Powered by WorldNow

KTTV FOX 11
1999 S. Bundy Dr.
Los Angeles CA 90025

Main: (310) 584-2000
News Tips? (310) 584-2025

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices