Woman allegedly tried to coerce Vintage Hills student into car Crimes & Incidents, posted by Editor, Pleasanton Weekly Online, on Oct 16, 2007 at 1:12 pm
A 9-year-old Vintage Hills Elementary student was approached by a woman who allegedly told the girl to get into her car at about 3 p.m. Friday, according to Pleasanton police. The girl refused and was picked up shortly after by her mother.
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Posted by Carlotta, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Oct 16, 2007 at 2:18 pm
It would be nice to have more details, since a woman attempting to abduct a child is very unusual. Did the woman approach the child on foot? When the child refused to comply, did the woman just walk away, did she say anything? After the child said no, did the woman accept this answer without further comment and walk away? A pretty weak attempt at abduction, may they all end this way.
Posted by Jerry, a resident of the Oak Hill neighborhood, on Oct 2, 2008 at 12:43 am
What the hell is a 9yr old child doing waiting for a parent to pick her up on a street a quarter of a mile away from her school unless traffic conditions were such that this location was the normal pickup spot.
Unless that parent was on her death bed, she should have been there to pick this child up when classes were over. Wonder what the mother's excuse was for being late...
No excuse is acceptable, if you're the "pickup, you arrange your schedule around your child's schedule.
Thank goodness that grandfather was there and recognized a potential problem.