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Posted: November 04, 2014

Attempted abduction outside Florida polling station leaves residents on high alert

WFTV - Orlando


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There's a scary twist on Election Day for one Florida family.

Investigators are looking for the man they said tried to snatch young children from a polling place in Volusia County, Florida.

Officials told Orlando TV stations WFTV that a mother left her kids sitting on a bench outside a New Smyrna Beach voting precinct when a man pulled up and tried to lure them into his van.

Authorities are having trouble tracking him down.

It's a busy polling location, but no one seemed to notice him.

The mother said she left her 9- and 7-year-old for just a few minutes when a man approached them.

She didn't know what happened until the ride home when her son and daughter said that a man asked them to get in his van and said there were other children inside for them to play with.

Campaign workers said they didn't notice a thing and were surprised because of the large volume of traffic in the area. They’ve since been on high alert.

The kids described a man in a gray van, wearing a gray hat, shirt and pants. Police said he was short, between 5 feet four inches and 5 feet 6 inches.

When he asked the children to get in his van, police said the 9-year-old boy refused and the man then left.

Police have not been able to find the man or his van


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