Niceville Lawmen Look for Attempted Kidnapping Suspect

An Okaloosa County teenager says someone tried to kidnap her earlier this week.

Police are asking for the public’s help in locating the suspect.

A 13-year-old girl says she was walking along a Niceville Road Tuesday evening when a man in a white, rental-style truck stopped and offered her a ride home.

The girl refused, but says the man got out of the truck, grabbed her, and tried to pull her inside the vehicle. The teen was able to pull away and escape.

She describes the attempted kidnapper as a Hispanic male in his 20s, who is about 5’6” and has short black hair.

He was wearing a white Polo shirt, dark jeans and dirty white tennis shoes.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office at 850-609-2000, or Emerald Coast Crimestoppers at 863-TIPS.