Tulsa Police investigate alleged attempted abduction of 13-year-old girl near Owen Park

Posted at 1:50 PM, Apr 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-13 21:44:27-04

TULSA --  “I really hope that whomever tried to take her is caught and that they understand that it’s not okay.”

Roberrta Gettel said she’s reminding her kids about stranger danger after hearing someone tried taking a teen girl near Owen Park Thursday morning.

"With sex trafficking and everything else you don’t know what their intentions were. If they were going to harm her, hurt her or worse,” said Gettel.

Police said the 13 year-old girl was walking towards the Tulsa School of Arts and Sciences when she told them a man in a white Dodge truck, pulling a lawn mower trailer, got out and tired to take her. The girl told police someone saw what was happening and yelled at the man, allowing the girl to break free and run into the school. 

“We’re really happy that she was able to come in and talk to our counselor and feel safe immediately and just glad that she’s doing okay,” said Tulsa School of Arts and Sciences Executive Director Eric Doss.”

“If something like that can happen right in front of the school, it could happen anywhere,” said Tulsa Resident Sonia Hochlaf.
Officials said now the school is taking extra precautions, adding monitors in front of the school during drop-off and pick up times.

“We’ll keep our students safe and we’ll keep an eye out and make sure that they’re doing okay,” said Doss.

Gettel said she doesn’t even want to think about what could of happened, iif the girl didn’t get away.

“I’m glad that she got away because it’d be a whole different story if she hadn’t,” said Gettel.

School officials tell 2 Works For You the girl was shaken up about what happened, but they said she is doing okay. Police don’t have any suspects,  but are asking for any witnesses or those with any information to come forward.

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