Two strikingly similar accounts of attempted kidnappings were reported in Corinth and south Denton late Saturday morning, according to police.
A woman was jogging near the intersection of Oakmont Drive and Park Palisades Drive around 11:30 a.m. when a light gray vehicle pulled up next to her and stopped, according to the Corinth Police Department. The driver displayed a handgun and told the woman to get in his car, and he kept yelling at her and waving the gun. The woman ran away and found a resident nearby for help, and the suspect fled. The suspect was described as a thin black man wearing a mask, sunglasses and light hoodie.
About 15 minutes later, a woman reported that she was walking her dog in the 2000 block of Del Mar Court when a black man in a silver vehicle pulled up to her, displayed a firearm and told her to get in the vehicle, according to the Denton Police Department. She complied, but escaped the vehicle without injury after a short distance. The suspect drove away and was not located.
The two incident locations are less than 10 minutes away from each other, according to Google Maps. A link between the incidents has not been confirmed, but is being investigated. Denton police released a photo of the suspect vehicle.
Police believe the same suspect attempted to lure another woman into his car on Sunday at 12:35 p.m. The latest incident occurred on Lake Sharon between FM 2499 and Oakmont. The suspect was wearing a hoodie, sunglasses and medical mask. He did not display a firearm.
If you see the vehicle or have any information about the incident, call 911 or 940-349-7812.
We believe the same individual from yesterday’s attacks in Corinth and Denton attempted to lure another female…