Wednesday, October 19, 2011
CMS Middle School Student Target of Attempted Kidnapping
Glory Street and Tiffany Rose Place is near North Tryon and Sugar Creek.
South Charlotte Middle School Principal Lisa Bowen has emailed parents news of an attempted kidnapping from a SOUTH CHARLOTTE MIDDLE SCHOOL bus stop.
"Yesterday evening (Monday) an attempted kidnapping was made on a South Charlotte Middle School student as she walked from her bus stop to her home" in North East Charlotte.
"After arriving at her stop at Glory (Street) and Tiffany Rose (Place, near North Tryon and Sugar Creek Roads North East Charlotte), a car pulled up and a man tried to grab her and put her in the car. The student fought her way free, ran from the scene, found another student and they called for help. She is safe and at school today. Extra security is in place at the stop.
CMSPD and CMPD are working to investigate the situation."
Cedar Posts' Bonus: At the risk of sounding like a "Loony Tunes" conspiracy theorist it seems rather odd that the main stream media didn't cover this attempted kidnapping until after this morning's CMPD presser had wrapped up.
Cedar Update: Looks like I blew it, turns out WSOC ran the story on Monday night. Hell Mrs. Cedar even saw the story. I didn't and neither did most of Charlotte. Troubling is the fact that without the significant event log, and the live calls for service there is no way to know what is going on. CMPD's effort to spoon feed the media tidbits of information as it chooses is just all kinds of wrong. More wrong than my error in overlooking the WSOC report.
Today's PR event to tout again lower crime numbers, coincidentally was held in the Eastway Division service area at the corner of 36th Street and the Plaza. Which just happens to be 1.5 miles from where the attack occurred.
Interestingly enough Deputy Chief Kerr Putney pointed out that a suspected reason there has been as a reported increase in commercial burglaries is due to reporting. Since "cases where burglars break into public storage centers and steal from multiple units, each vandalized unit is considered one burglary".