Abduction Attempt Reported in Jesup

Police are looking for a man who apparently tried to abduct a seven-year old girl from a playground in Jesup.

The incident happened Monday night near the Jesup soccer complez and a mobile home park. Police say a tan male with scruffy facial hair and short hair got out of a medium-sized red sporty vehicle, approached the child in a “threatening manner” and offered her candy.

The girl ran away from the man and reported the incident to her mother, who immediately called police.

Authorities are looking for the suspect and vehicle. Anyone with information should call Jesup police at 319-827-1919.

(story courtesy of Radio Iowa)