By John Lauritsen

SOUTH ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — There is a reward tonight to find a man who kidnapped a 12-year-old girl at a bus stop and took off with her in his car.

She eventually escaped and called 911. She said the man lured her into his car at a bus stop at the intersection of 5th Avenue and Southview Boulevard in South St. Paul around 3 p.m. Wednesday.

The girl told police she lost consciousness inside of the car and later woke up in Minneapolis near the intersection of 41st and Hiawatha Avenue.

south st paul abduction Police Looking For Suspect In Abduction Of Girl, 12

(credit: CBS)

She then used her cell phone to call police. Investigators said she wasn’t physically harmed, but was upset. South St. Paul Police Chief Dan Vujovich believes she was lucky to get away.

“We hear many, many stories across the United States of what happens to a child that is abducted. And yes, in that sense she is lucky. In the other sense, no. No child should have to go through this,” said Vujovich.

The girl says the man was about 5 foot, 9 inches tall with a medium build and brown hair. She says he had a tattoo of a woman on one of his forearms and a mole or pimple above his lip.

The girl also told police the man was driving an older, white, four-door Toyota sedan. If that sounds familiar, please give the police a call.

You can also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward in this case.

Comments (14)
  1. Confused says:

    “He was driving a late model 4-door Toyota sedan at the time of the robbery.”

    So was she kidnapped or robbed?

  2. MM says:

    WOW!! Cover the story properly if you are going to cover it!

  3. Billy says:

    I say it never happened, WCCO does not even know how to cover a story properly.

    The Abduction never happened, i guarantee it, it was all made up

  4. I know how to read says:

    Abilly and Duuuuur – other news agency covered this story and she went to the police. Geez, u guys complain that the story is not right, and u guys don’t even read or think about the article.

  5. Tom says:

    Something about her story does not ring true…

    1. Yep says:

      care to explain? something tells me you know something about this.

  6. Sq0Ue0AkEr says:

    The details this 12 year old girl gave are very detail, including the car description……strange to me.

  7. George Downey says:

    She’s lying. Lost consciousness? Right. And the perp didn’t take her cell phone? Right.

  8. dodo says:

    All lies… from to mpls at rush hour traffic, would take a lot more time than “a short wile” and she slept all the way???? LIER!

  9. Melissa says:

    Kind of looks like a Baldwin brother.

    1. red says:

      ha you are right on that

  10. Craig says:

    I laughed when seeing that the News Anchor reporting the story looks much like the “supposed” suspect.

    1. See BS says:

      Yes — it looks like John Lauritsen with Justine Bieber hair.

      Or a Baldwin Brother

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