Attempted Kidnapping in Athens

Athens (WVLT) -- A man tried to kidnap a five-year-old boy in Athens on Saturday afternoon.

According to the Athens Police Department the boy was playing on a playground in Regional Park when a heavy set Hispanic man told him he would take him over to his mother.

Instead, the boys mother saw the two of them walking away from her towards a parking lot. She ran after them and was able to grab her little boy.

The man got away in an older model car described as being Burgundy or Dark Purple.

If you have any information please contact the Athens Police Department at 423-744-2721.

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