Attempted abduction turns out to be case of mistaken identity - wave3.com-Louisville News, Weather & Sports

Attempted abduction turns out to be case of mistaken identity

GREENVILLE, TX (KLTV) -

What was believed to be an attempted abduction turns out to be a case of mistaken identity, according to Greenville ISD authorities.

Greenville ISD's Kelli Tharp said the district reviewed security cameras in the area of the reported incident and the suspect was someone known to the district. The man said the girl he offered a ride to looked like someone he knew. It turned out it was not the girl he thought it was.

"After pulling video surveillance and investigating the situation, the GPD discovered that the suspect was a Greenville Middle School parent who mistook the identity of the student for that of a friend's grandchild," Tharp said in a news release. "Being that it was an early release day, he was concerned that the student had not yet been picked up and was offering a ride to her home. He simply mistook the identity of the child."

The district says the girl did the right thing by saying nothing to the man and leaving the area, and calling police.

"We are proud of our student for reporting the situation," Tharp said.

This scare came on the heels of a Greenville ISD student who had gone missing being found deceased in a box earlier this week. 

Greenville ISD received a report that a student at the middle school claimed to be approached and offered a ride by a man at the intersection of Texas and Park around 12:30 p.m., Wednesday.

The student said the suspect had been waiting on Texas Street in front of the Middle School as though waiting to pick up a child, but never did. He then drove his pickup truck toward the student in the parking lot, lowered his window and asked if the student needed a ride; offering to take the student home.

When the student refused the man drove away west on Park.

Although this was a false alarm, the district still asks parents and students to remain on alert and be aware of their surroundings.

Copyright 2012 KLTV. All rights reserved.

  • Attempted abduction turns out to be case of mistaken identityMore>>

  • Statement from Greenville ISD

    Statement

    Friday, November 9 2012 8:30 AM EST2012-11-09 13:30:28 GMT
    From Greenville ISD: Middle School Incident Investigated; Deemed Innocent Situation Greenville ISD received an updated report from the Greenville Police Department at 11:00 a.m. on November 8th regardingMore >>
    From Greenville ISD: Middle School Incident Investigated; Deemed Innocent Situation Greenville ISD received an updated report from the Greenville Police Department at 11:00 a.m. on November 8th regardingMore >>
  • WAVE 3 NewsNEWSMore>>

  • Abbey Road On The River is a hit, despite rain

    Abbey Road On The River is a hit, despite rain

    Sunday, May 28 2017 12:29 AM EDT2017-05-28 04:29:27 GMT
    Despite a small thunderstorm blowing through WAVE Country, WAVE 3 News's Abbey Road On The River turned out to be hit on Saturday. (Source: WAVE 3 News)Despite a small thunderstorm blowing through WAVE Country, WAVE 3 News's Abbey Road On The River turned out to be hit on Saturday. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

    Despite a small thunderstorm blowing through WAVE Country, WAVE 3 News's Abbey Road On The River turned out to be hit on Saturday.

    More >>

    Despite a small thunderstorm blowing through WAVE Country, WAVE 3 News's Abbey Road On The River turned out to be hit on Saturday.

    More >>
  • Bath County teacher charged with sexual assault of 15-year-old

    Bath County teacher charged with sexual assault of 15-year-old

    Sunday, May 28 2017 11:04 PM EDT2017-05-29 03:04:31 GMT
    Andrew Couch (Source: Clark County Detention Center)Andrew Couch (Source: Clark County Detention Center)

    A middle school social studies teacher in Bath County was arrested this weekend, and accused of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl.

    More >>

    A middle school social studies teacher in Bath County was arrested this weekend, and accused of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl.

    More >>
  • New opiate treatment center in New Albany off to slow start

    New opiate treatment center in New Albany off to slow start

    Sunday, May 28 2017 7:57 PM EDT2017-05-28 23:57:49 GMT
    There is a new opiate treatment center in New Albany. Dozens of people have signed up for treatment in the past two months, but a therapist with the center says they have room for many more. (Source: WAVE 3 News)There is a new opiate treatment center in New Albany. Dozens of people have signed up for treatment in the past two months, but a therapist with the center says they have room for many more. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

    There is a new opiate treatment center in New Albany. Dozens of people have signed up for treatment in the past two months, but a therapist with the center says they have room for many more.

    More >>

    There is a new opiate treatment center in New Albany. Dozens of people have signed up for treatment in the past two months, but a therapist with the center says they have room for many more.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly