LPD Report Attempted Abduction

The Lake­port Police Depart­ment is search­ing for a man who allegedly tried to lure two 11-year-old girls into his van Sat­ur­day. It hap­pened as the girls were walk­ing Sat­ur­day evening around 7:30 in the 800 block of North Main Street. The girls say a man, described as being 40 to 50 years old with longer gray­ing hair, was sit­ting a light blue van in a dri­ve­way. As they walked by, they say he made a lewd com­ment to one of the girls. As they kept walk­ing, he started fol­low­ing and told them to get in. The girls told LPD they hid behind a nearby restau­rant and saw passed by sev­eral times while they hid. When they saw a patrol car, they flagged it down and reported the inci­dent. A pos­si­ble sus­pect was iden­ti­fied by the LPD, but the girls were unable to ver­ify that it was the man who fol­lowed them, accord­ing to a release. If you have any infor­ma­tion, con­tact Lake­port Police.