Reporting Nick Janes
GRASS VALLEY (CBS13) — Dispatchers have taken more than 50 calls reporting sightings of red trucks after a CBS13 report of a near-abduction of a child from her grandparents’ home.
Adults are keeping an eye out for the red truck that has been described in cases of near child abductions.
“I’m just looking, keeping my eyes out for the red pickup truck and an older man driving it,” said grandmother Terry Ferguson.
Nevada County dispatchers are inundated, taking more than 50 calls reporting a suspicious red truck on Wednesday alone.
“We’re following up on every one that we can,” said Sheriff Keith Royal.
Since the middle of September, he says there have been numerous reports involving a man trying to lure young children into his red truck around schools, bus stops and homes.
“There’s a lot of red trucks out there and it’s a little like looking for a needle in a haystack,” Royal said.
And that’s no understatement. In 20 minutes, a CBS13 camera counted more than two-dozen red trucks on the road.
Investigators are left spinning their wheels as descriptions of the truck and suspect have varied.
Deputies have contacted local sex offenders who own red trucks, and stepped up patrols around parks and schools.
Grandparents are reminding their young ones to scream and run fast if a stranger should approach them.
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