Keeping Our Kids Safe
This was sent to the Parent Connection on Tuesday. We wanted to get information out to parents from the father of the young girl.
A parent’s worst nightmare was averted yesterday in broad daylight at Skyline School as our daughter was the victim of a botched abduction. We are very fortunate that she thought quickly and kicked and screamed until she was heard by nearby teachers. She is now safe at home.
I typically keep to myself and not much into mass emails, but felt compelled to share to try to catch this person and assist everyone with the protection of their children. We also want everyone to know the details regarding the incident so you understand what kind of crazy person is still running around out there.
This was not an incident where a man hung out on the fringe of the Skyline campus and attempted to lure the first child he saw. This man parked in the top Skyline parking lot, walked through the heart of the school, past the front office, and up to the main part of school only 15 minutes after the dismissal bell rang. He tried to wrap packing tape around her head multiple times around. He was also attempting to pick her up and carry her off of campus. We share these details with you so you understand how reckless and crazy this person is.
1. Please have the discussion with your kids. “Stranger Danger” and the importance of not complying. The “if you want to see your mommy again” was used in our case as he tried to lure her behind the garden and attempted to tape her up. Yell, scream, draw as much attention as you can. This is what saved our daughter.
2. This person got away. He is still out there. Please report any sighting of a silver Ford Flex with a black roof a man fitting this description: white male about 6’0”, 200 lbs. facial stubble, and wearing a red and white striped baseball jersey, white baseball pants, green baseball hat, and a duffel bag. Teachers and a janitor pursued him, but he was able to race off in his vehicle. If you see anything, please call 911 or Detective Frank Feliccia at 619-544-7017
We need to catch this person so it doesn’t happen to anyone else. If an entire community and City are looking out for him, the chances are greater. Officers are pulling over every Ford Flex that meets this description. Please report it.
There were witnesses that saw this individual as he ran away. They have met with detectives and a sketch will be available by today. I will share any info that I obtain.
Never in our wildest dreams would we think this could happen to us. Please forward to as many people you can to help prevent it from happening to others.
One of the parents recommended viewing this video:
"This DVD was put out by Adam Walsh's father, in collaboration with the gal that did the Baby Einstein series. It is geared to a child's mindset, and it gave me the prompts and framework to
make a family discussion that I felt covered the bases and kept me comfortable with the age appropriateness of the information.
The Safe Side DVD,
As mentioned in the DVD, we use 'code words' to signal 'it's OK'.
Here is a composite of the kidnapper.