Trumbull denies report of abduction a...

Trumbull denies report of abduction attempt

There are 19 comments on the Connecticut Post story from Sep 7, 2009, titled Trumbull denies report of abduction attempt. In it, Connecticut Post reports that:

Police today are urging calm in the wake of what they say is the falsely reported attempted abduction of a child in town.

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harvey

AOL

#2 Sep 7, 2009
This is really bizarre and disturbing. We DESERVE the truth-this is not political football we are playing here...
Sandy

Derby, CT

#3 Sep 7, 2009
this is the weirdest article i have read in a long time. are there going to be repercusions for the false reports? who called it in? or is this a "cover-up" on behalf for the town of trumbull not wanting to tarnish their reputation. something like this can cause people to wonder...... i have a feeling there is some sort of truth, somewhere, about this attempted abduction
Momof2

United States

#4 Sep 7, 2009
I wish people would check these things out before they forwarded these emails on and create an unnecessary hysteria.
Proud to be a Dem

United States

#5 Sep 7, 2009
There are many issues to this story, If parents would parent and know what there kids were up to we wouldn't have this hysteria. Then we have a naked toddler roaming the streets with the family dog and they blame the PD for reporting it to DCF. I am sure in the "attempted abduction" the police were on the job and investigating the situation as well as trying to squash unnecessary hysteria. Trumbull police are highly qualified to deal with these matters if the citizens would just let them do their jobs.( Yes I have kids and grandkids in town)
Oh My

Monroe, CT

#6 Sep 7, 2009
If the White house can find out who is sending "fishy" emails, can't the town of Trumbull find out who is sending this?
concerned family member

Bridgeport, CT

#8 Sep 8, 2009
The story is true. My nephew was the victim. It happened right outside his driveway, so his parents did know where he was. He wasn't wandering the streets. The police and family members have questioned both boys several times, and in no way did the story change each time it was told. At no time did the police tell either boy's parents that they believe this was a false statement. They are good boys and just like to rise their bikes on the dead end street. I believe the police are covering up the situation so the town isn't panicked. Since the email went out, the police have received several calls saying theat the vehicle in question has been seen around town throughout the summer and did seem suspicious. I have no reason not to believe these kids. The look on their faces alone is enough for me.
have parents contacted

Shelton, CT

#9 Sep 8, 2009
wtnh asked for an interview explaining this IS true and police are covering it up??
Very Concerned Parent

Norwalk, CT

#10 Sep 8, 2009
To Concerned Family Member: while you vouch for the truth of this story, you're not really giving us the story either (could the ConnPost story be any shorter and have any less info?) So what exactly happened to these kids? What part of town are they in? What day of the week/time of day was this? What does the vehicle look like? What does the alleged abductor look like? If the police are squashing this story, at least the citizens of Trumbull can find out the truth from each other!
it is cruel out there

Bridgeport, CT

#11 Sep 8, 2009
Must have been someone the cops know.
concerned family member

Bridgeport, CT

#12 Sep 8, 2009
To answer very concerned parent:
The incident happened saturday morning around 11am on a side street in the Trumbull High area. The vehicle was a white van with 2 white males age range 20 to 30. The story the police have been told is that the passanger in the vehicle opened his window and tried to snatch my nephew right ff his bike. He attempted this several times before the van drove off. The other child involved was ahead om my nephew on his bike and witnessed the incident.
Lou Ciffer

United States

#13 Sep 8, 2009


Hello? Is this the Police Department? I'm calling about the recent child abduction involving a suspicious vehicle. I would like to report a suspicious car traveling at a very slow speed down my street at this very moment.

Can I describe it? Sure.

It looks like a four door sedan with a man driving it. He has some kind of uniform shirt on. The car is black and white in color and it has this strange writing on it with letters and numbers. I think the license plate is blue and white.

WAIT!

He is stopping and getting out of his car. He is approaching a group of children! They are talking and laughing. He gave them something, it looks like stickers and coloring books. I think he is trying to entice them to get into his car.

NO, WAIT!

He is getting back into his car and is now driving toward my house.

HE SAW ME!!!

I can see what the lettering reads on the car. It says Police.

He's stopping now in front of my house. He saw me looking out of the window. He is getting out of his car and it looks like he is dressed like a Police Officer.

Please send help!

I'm not sure if this is a real Police Officer!

PLEASE HELP!!!

He is walking toward my front door. I think he is going to break in and do a home invasion! How do I know if he is a real Cop!

OH MY GOD, HE HAS A GUN!!!

HELP!!!

He is ringing my doorbell. I am hiding in the hall closet and do not want to answer the door.

PLEASE SEND HELP!!!

Oh NOOOO...Another car that looks like the first one just pulled into my driveway. There is another man now at my door and he is dressed the same as the other man! HE HAS A GUN TOO!!!

PLEASE SEND HELP!!!

They are yelling POLICE!!!

Should I answer the door? How do I know I am talking to the real Police Department? Did you switch numbers and take over this 911 number so people like me will call for assistance and have you send fake Police Officers to try to do a home invasion!

I have to call my neighbors and have them hide their children. I know, I'll hang up with you and call the papers. They will help. Bye.
Dimension

Trumbull, CT

#14 Sep 8, 2009
I am just not buying this story from "Concerned Family Member". There would be no reason for the Trumbull police dept. to say there was no kidnapping attempt if there was was one. If this so called suspicious vehicle was around all summer don't you think that something would have happened by now. To imlpy the police are just trying to cover this up to prevent hysteria is just ridiculous.
Mamma Mia

Bayonne, NJ

#15 Sep 8, 2009
Real or fiction, kids and parents need to be vigilant about any stranger car in the neighborhood, you can do your own detective job by watching for your kids ...!and reporting to the police.
CrimeIsEverywher e

Stamford, CT

#16 Sep 8, 2009
Remember, Trumbull doesn't like bad press
Now Im just me

AOL

#17 Sep 8, 2009
CrimeIsEverywhere wrote:
Remember, Trumbull doesn't like bad press
Good point. Trumbull thinks it's Utopia. Bad things don't happen in Trumbull.

Since: Mar 08

Piscataway, NJ

#18 Sep 8, 2009
Bad things happen every where.
My biggest concern is I actually received 8 different emails about this, in all the stories were similar yet different enough to cause me to be suspicious........all had the same name attached but with different phone numbers, of the 3 that I called two were not answered and one had a full voice mail.
I know from experience that the police departments do take an attempted child abduction seriously.
Proud to be a Dem

United States

#19 Sep 8, 2009
Lisa Gi, Police do take the attempt very seriously but they also cannot share ALL the information with the public as it may compromise their investigation. It is the time of the year where parents have to remind their children of "stranger danger" and sometimes the internet media can be more harm than good. Similiar to the old fashion phone chain by the time the last person gets message it is not quite the original.
SOUTHPORT MOM

Bergenfield, NJ

#20 Sep 9, 2009
Proud to be a Dem wrote:
There are many issues to this story, If parents would parent and know what there kids were up to we wouldn't have this hysteria. Then we have a naked toddler roaming the streets with the family dog and they blame the PD for reporting it to DCF. I am sure in the "attempted abduction" the police were on the job and investigating the situation as well as trying to squash unnecessary hysteria. Trumbull police are highly qualified to deal with these matters if the citizens would just let them do their jobs.( Yes I have kids and grandkids in town)
I just can't get over the last post is "proud to be a dem" during these times. What a mistake the election was and now America knows it.
Benny

Bayonne, NJ

#21 Sep 9, 2009
Worst things happens in Trumbull than in Bridgeport, but the press it's not allowed to report. a friend of mine who's a policeman told me...!

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