NEW INFORMATION: AKRON, OH (WOIO) - An Akron man is behind bars for his desperate and bizarre attempt to score drugs.
Police tell 19 Action News Scot A. Siegferth placed a $100.00 bill on the sidewalk in the 200 block of East Tallmadge Avenue around 4PM and waited for two teenage males to walk past. Siegferth approached the males as one of them picked up the money, and wanted to know if the teenagers knew where he could buy drugs.
The teens then became nervous and tried to run from Siegferth, but Siegferth grabbed one of the males by the arm. The victim managed to pull away from Siegferth and he and his friend ran to safety.
Around 4:30 PM, Siegferth was seen approaching kids in the 900 block of North Jenkins Boulevard. Siegferth allegedly asked several of the kids if they knew where he could get some Heroin.
An adult in the area said that Siegferth appeared to be acting strange, so he told the kids to get in the apartment. Siegferth walked over to the apartment and allegedly slapped a 15-year-old male in the face. Siegferth was seen walking in the area flashing a large amount of money and demanding heroin.
Officers arrived and located Siegferth on Becker Lane. He was taken into custody without incident. The Akron man's 10-year-old son was in the car when he was arrested.
Siegferth is charged with Attempted Abduction, Child Enticement and Child Endangering.