Teen escapes attempted luring on Angeline Road

An unknown man attempted to lure a Bonney Lake teen into his van Thursday, according to a police department press release.

At approximately 6:35 a.m., a 14-year-old girl was walking down Angeline Road toward her bus stop when she noticed a slow-traveling van turn around and pass her twice. Growing increasingly scared, the girl began walking quickly toward a friend's house. At the corner of 110th Street Court East, the van pulled within feet of her. She reported the driver looked directly at her and said "I'm going to get you."

The girl ran and hid until a friend's mother driving past her location stopped to assist her. The driver of the van fled in an unknown direction.

The van was described as deep red in color, tinted windows, and in decent condition. The driver was described as a heavy-set white man with blue or green eyes, light facial hair and pale complexioned, aged in his 40s or 50s. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt.

Luring of a minor or person with a developmental disability in Washington state is a class C felony.

Anyone with information leading to the suspect described is urged to call the Bonney Lake Police Department. The department's non-emergency number is 253-863-2218, and emergency calls should go through 911.


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