Wickliffe police investigate possible attempt abduction of 11-year-old girl

Published: Sep. 15, 2022 at 11:41 AM EDT
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WICKLIFFE, Ohio (WOIO) - A delivery driver is one of two people who stopped to help an 11-year-old girl after they believed someone was trying to abduct her earlier this week, said Wickliffe police.

According to officers, this happened at 3:12 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12 on Lloyd Road at Clayton Avenue.

As the child was walking northbound on Lloyd Road, a 71-year-old woman stopped to see if the student wanted a ride home.

The woman said she was concerned for the student due to the heavy traffic, and was just trying to be helpful.

Police said as this incident appears to be a misunderstanding, they will not be seeking any criminal charges.

Wickliffe attempt abduction
Wickliffe attempt abduction((Source: Wickliffe police))

The driver waved her to cross and then turned right and pulled up next to the girl.

When the girl appeared scared and starting crying, the deliver truck driver, Antwain Kellom, said he put his truck in park, ran towards the girl and called 911.

The woman then drove away from the scene.

Wickliffe police said they have received no other reports of similar incidents, and they applaud the student’s decision to not enter a strangers vehicle, and the efforts of the witnesses in stopping to offer help.