Deputies Seek Leads Into Attempted Abduction

Families are advised to have a chat with their children about abductions after a man tried to lure a girl into his car. The incident was just reported Monday, but happened at around 5:30PM last Wednesday. A 13-year-old girl was walking home from West Cottonwood School on First Street when a dark blue sedan pulled up next to her. The driver, a Hispanic man in his 40's, offered to give her a ride. She refused and he kept asking, so she did just what the sheriff's office says she should have done. She screamed and ran home. Shasta County Sheriff's Investigators are hoping a tip will come in to identify the driver.