Saturday, September 30, 2023

Attempted kidnappings reported in south Denton/Corinth

The suspect vehicle in at least one attempted kidnapping, photo courtesy of the Denton Police Department.

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…

Posted by Corinth Police Department, Texas on Sunday, April 4, 2021

Mark Smith
Mark Smith
Mark Smith is the Digital Editor of The Cross Timbers Gazette.

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