Yavapai County officials trying to identify man who attempted to abduct Black Canyon City boy

BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ - The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office is trying to identify a man who attempted to abduct a 13-year-old boy over the weekend in Black Canyon City.

Just after 7 p.m. Saturday, the young victim was walking east on Squaw Valley Road toward his home, according to a news release.

The boy noticed that a vehicle was following him, slowly driving behind him until he picked up his pace and turned onto Mud Springs Road.

The driver of the vehicle pulled up next to the boy and asked if he needed a ride.

When the boy didn't comply, the driver yelled for the boy to get in the car and grabbed his shirt as if he was concealing a weapon around his waist.

The boy ran away from the car and took shortcuts until he reached his home where his mother called YCSO to report the incident.

The family saw the vehicle drive past the home and leave the neighborhood.

Officials could not find the vehicle or suspect while they canvassed the area.

The vehicle is described as an older, light-colored sedan. Inside the vehicle was a baseball hat with flame graphics, a pill bottle and a binder.

The suspect is a skinny man of small stature with pale skin and buzz-cut style, sandy brown hair.

He is described as having "squinty" eyes, small ears, a large nose and a higher-pitched, scratchy voice.

The suspect did not appear to have facial hair, but was wearing a black polo shirt.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call YCSO at 928-771-3260.

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