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Man Chases, Attempts to Kidnap 11-Year-Old Girl in Houma

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HOUMA, La. (WGNO) - Police in Houma are searching for a man who tried to kidnap an 11-year-old girl Thursday near her home.

Officers were en route to the 800 block of Central Avenue in reference to a suspicious vehicle when they saw a white man pull into a driveway and chase after the girl, Chief Todd Duplantis said in a release.

The girl managed to get inside her home and lock the door before he could grab her.

Police are looking for a white man in his 40s, about 6′ to 6’3″ and 150-170lbs.  He’s skinny, bald with a goatee.  He also has a feather tattoo on the top of his left hand.  He was wearing a black short sleeve polo shirt, with gray khaki pants, and black leather pointed shoes.

Chief Duplantis said the man was driving a newer model black Dodge RAM truck with chrome running boards, California tags TPX140.  The license plate number comes back with no record on file.

Anyone with information is asked to call Houma Police at 985-873-6371.

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