Family fearful after 6-year-old says man tried to abduct her

Kimberly McMillian
Kimberly McMillian
Amber Gordon
Amber Gordon

By Rick Miller - email

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Highview neighborhood is on the lookout for a suspicious man after a 6-year-old girl told her mother she was almost abducted. It happened in the 9000 block of Long Rifle Lane on June 29.

An astonished Kimberly McMillan described a story no parent wants to live.

"She was outside just standing in the driveway," Kimberly said. "A man pulled up in a car, and she said he had asked her: 'do you want to go to Meijer and get a chocolate bar?'"

"At that point he proceeded to get out of his car and walk towards her, which I think that's when she knew, 'I'm in trouble,'" Kimberly said. "She headed towards the door and at that point he said 'let me help you get into the car.'"

It was about 8 p.m. on a Tuesday when Kimberly's daughter informed her that a man had pulled into their driveway and tried to coerce her into riding with him to the store.

"So she took off running, but he actually made it probably a couple feet away from her to my front porch," Kimberly recalled. "And as she reached for the door and went in and shut the door and turned the lock, he was already on my front porch."

It didn't take long for the story to circulate through the Adam's Run neighborhood in Highview, and now residents are keeping a close eye out for a gold minivan or similar vehicle being driven by a bald white male between 20 and 30 years old with no facial hair.

Amber Gordon claims she may have seen the suspicious vehicle.

"He was going slow the next morning at seven o'clock, a gold van, bald hair guy," Amber said.

As for Kimberly, she's thankful her daughter's all right and that she knew what to do, but offers this advice for parents.

"Have a talk with your kids, tell them what to do when they're grabbed. We always hear about 'just say no and run,' but this man actually got out of his car and pursued my daughter."

Police were called and officers checked the area, but no report was taken.

If anyone has any information, they can call the Louisville metro police tip line at 574-LMPD (574-5673).

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