California man arrested after trying to kidnap girl on her way to school, police say
Written by Fox News on April 15, 2019
The 13-year-old girl was walking to school around 7:30 a.m. on Friday when a man driving a silver 4-door sedan pulled up next to the girl and began to ask for directions.
“As the victim started to answer the suspect’s questions, she noticed the suspect was masturbating,” police said.
After the girl tried to walk away, Dumarce allegedly drove past the girl, pulling his car in front of her. He then got out of the vehicle and tried to pull the girl into the back seat of the vehicle, according to police.
Dumarce’s vehicle was reportedly captured on surveillance footage and prompted a plea from authorities to the public for information.
Police were later able to arrest Dumarce due in part to the surveillance video and the description given by the victim.
Neighbor Sofia Nyothson told FOX40 she used to feel safe letting her kids play alone outside of her home until she learned the incident happened just across the street.
“It’s a wake-up call. It’s unbelievable,” she told the television station. “Kids should feel safe. We should be safe for our kids to walk to school, walk home from school, walk with their friends. I’m at a loss for words. It’s scary.”
Source: Fox News National