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Tuttle police investigate attempted abduction of girl, 12, walking to school


TUTTLE — Police are investigating an attempted abduction after a man chased a 12-year-old girl who was walking to school Wednesday.

The girl, who is in the fifth grade, was walking to Tuttle Intermediate School about 7:30 a.m. when a man approached her and demanded her to come to him, said police Maj. Michael Scott. The girl ran and the man chased her. The girl was able to get away.

The man is described as white, who is in his 60s with short, light brown hair and yellow, decaying teeth. He has a medium build and is about 5 feet, 8 inches tall. He wore a black hoodie, dark jeans and bright blue shoes, Scott said.

Bobby Waitman, Tuttle Public Schools Superintendent, sent an email to parents in the Grady County school district four miles south of Mustang.

"We are taking every precaution to assure that our students are safe," Waitman said.

Waitman said the girl ran away from the man until she neared other students also walking to school, and the man stopped chasing her.

"We are asking all parents to be vigilant and mindful of all students when dropping off before school and while picking students up after school. If your child regularly walks to and/or from school, please speak with your child about the threat posed by anyone that would ask or command them to come to them or to get in their car. Each campus will be addressing safety protocol with our students today before the end of the school day," Waitman wrote in the email.

Anyone with information can call Tuttle police at 405-381-4467.