Police warn parents about attempted child abduction

By Charles Sercombe

The mother of a 12-year-old boy who said two men tried to abduct him is “shaken up” but doing well.

“He had a hard time sleeping but he’s managing,” said Ellen Jordon about her son.

On Monday at about 3:30 p.m., Jordan’s son was walking home from Hanley International Academy on Denton St. when two men in a black Dodge Ram pick-up truck suddenly pulled up near him.

One of the men got out of the passenger seat and attempted to grab the boy. The boy was able to break free and run.

Jordon said the man did not say a word.

The suspect is described as being white, in his middle 20s, 5’-8” tall, 175 pounds, with dirty blond hair, a small goatee and “gauges” in his ears.

There was no description of the driver.

Hamtramck police are cautioning parents to be on the lookout for the suspect.

Jordon said she is also concerned about some dumpsters on a Denton lot. She said the dumpsters could be used by criminals to hide behind and attack people.

“That’s how criminals think,” she said.

Jordon said she talked with the Director of Public Services, Steve Shaya, about having the dumpsters removed. She said Shaya told her it would take several weeks.

The dumpsters are apparently used by Platinum Landscaping, a city contractor, which uses the site to dump debris collected from lots.

Anyone with information about the suspects can call Hamtramck police at (313) 876-7800.

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