A few years ago, as I was walking around Ryan Elementary School, a young lady came running towards me, rather hysterical. It turns out she had nearly been abducted by a predator who unsuccessful tried to get her into his car. Luckily, she was unhurt. I walked her to her car and kept an eye out for the villain but by then he was long gone.
Around that same time, there had been reports around nearby Milton Elementary concerning similar incidents. More than likely, it was the same culprit.
Now, the Laredo Morning Times is reporting that some predator (is it the same one?) tried unsuccessfully abduct another female jogger around Century City. It's always advisable to walk or jog accompanied.
From The Laredo Morning Times
Joggers beware.To provide information on the case, call police at 795-2800 or Crime Stoppers at 727-TIPS (8477). Information leading to an arrest may be rewarded.
A woman jogging at about 7 a.m. Friday ran to a house on Horizon Loop in the Century City Subdivision asking for help, claiming she had been attacked.
“Apparently, there was a male subject who attacked her while she was jogging,” said Investigator Joe E. Baeza, Laredo Police Department spokesman.
“She fought back and was able to get away from her attacker.”
Preliminary reports indicate the woman was knocked to the ground and sustained minor injuries.
Detectives with the crimes against persons division, CAPERS, are investigating.
No one has been arrested in connection with the attack. “Be aware of all the surroundings and who’s around
at all time,” Baeza said.
Baeza added that if possible, people should go out exercising with another person.