A man tries to kidnap a child in a Jefferson City neighborhood.
The would-be victim tells police she was on the way to West Elementary School near Hayselton and Allen drives at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday when the suspect tried to grab her off her bicycle. She got away and got to school safely.
She said the suspect is a white man in his 30’s with scruffy facial hair, brown hair, and crooked teeth. He was driving a bright red, four-door pickup, probably a Ford, with “FX” on the side.
CrimeStoppers is now offering a $500 reward for info leading to the arrest of the suspect. Call 573-659-TIPS.
(This story was last updated at 10:03 a.m. Wednesday.)