CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla - Charlotte County Sheriff’s Major Crimes detectives solved the mystery of the reported possible child abduction last Monday morning on Midway Blvd. by Scotten St., in Port Charlotte
Thanks to A Child Is Missing (ACIM) reverse calls, the media and public responding, detectives were able to locate and talk to the father about the incident involving his two sons. The 10 year old boy is a student at Meadow Park Elementary, and his 11 year old brother is a student at Murdock Middle School.
The father, 36, was unable to drive his sons to their school bus pickup and the boys left their home attempting to walk to their bus stops. The father called a friend and they drove around looking for them; they located the boys on Midway by Scotten St. One son got into the car, the other stopped to tie his shoe by the roadway and the father pulled the boy into the car and they drove off.
The witness saw the incident of what appeared to her as a child being forced into the car by a Hispanic male as she was driving eastbound. She turned around, followed the car, got a partial license tag number, but was unable to catch up. She went on to her work, got busy, but later reported the incident.
CCSO deputies, road patrol, detectives, school resource officers, K9 and helicopter responded. Numerous calls came in after the alert; some said they also saw the boys on Midway and the older model car that morning. Detectives acting on further information received in their investigation were finally able to identify the father and his two sons.