U of A Police Search For Attempted Kidnapping Suspect

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University of Arkansas Police search for a suspect in an attempted kidnapping.

Police said a female student reported walking in the area of Lindell Ave. and Douglas St. in Fayetteville when a man pulled up and tried to get her into his vehicle. According to police, she struggled and was able to get away unharmed.

Captain Matt Mills of University of Arkansas Police said he did not know where the woman was going, but the area where the attempted kidnapping happened is near a large parking garage and a dorm.

"The only description we have at this point is a white male approximately 5 feet, 10 inches tall, wearing a dark colored shirt. He had dark hair and was wearing possible tan pants," said Captain Mills.

Captain Mills said UAPD was not able to put extra patrols in the area, but they did alert students with a RazAlert, which also included safety tips.

Anyone with information on the attempted kidnapping is asked to contact the University of Arkansas Police at 479-575-2222.


  • ozarkobjectivefodder

    How can a suspect be “approximately” 21 years of age? Did the investigator somehow know this? Or did the so-called supposed victim lead the investigator? This sounds suspicious and whimsical. Clearly, the victim knew her absconder or this is lousy reporting. Either way, it’s too predictive.

  • john

    Sadly most of crime turns out to be fake. Over half of store robberies turn out to be inside jobs, most all home invasions turn out to be drug related, typically half of home fires tend to be owner arson, half of auto theft claims are owner sourced, even half of single vehicle collision totals during the first few ice storms are nothing more than a 22 year old trying to get out of that $500 month truck payment that he can’t afford and just toral it out and go back to his old little truck.

    It is about a 50% chance that this “attempted kidnapping” could be real. Lots of times stuff like this is real.

    Last year a girl was rapped in broad day light on the u of a just after a game, no one believed her, but DNA proved it was real.

    We will just have to wait and see.

    • John

      Where are you getting this information from? What source provided that there is a 50% chance this attempted kidnapping was real?

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