PARKLAND, FL – Broward Sheriff’s Office said Sunday detectives are continuing to investigate the attempted kidnapping of a 10-year-old girl in the gated community of Watercrest on Friday.
"At this point we are still actively working the case but there is no additional information to provide," Broward Sheriff’s Office Capt. Chris Mulligan said in an email.
According to a social media post by the girl’s father, a man got out of a white van, came up from behind her, and tried to abduct her as she rode her bicycle alone in the late morning hours in the community off West Hillsboro Boulevard. Her father said in the post that she kicked the man in the knee and then he took off.
BSO Violent Crimes and Special Victims Unit have not publicly verified the father’s account.