Earlier report of abduction attempt was false

The Beaverton Police Department issued a safety warning to the public regarding last week's incident in which a stranger attempted to lure a child into a car in the South Beaverton area.

Investigators are seeking two men from the attempted abduction on Wednesday, Nov. 30.

They also determined an earlier report of an attempted abduction the day before near Southwest Teal Boulevard and Southwest Nighthawk Drive was erroneous. A woman mistaken as a possible predator, investigators learned, was actually the mother of a boy walking home with a 13-year-old autistic boy around 5:20 p.m., according to police reports. Apparently frightened, the 13-year-old ran straight home but did not report the incident to his mother until a later date.

However, an attempted abduction reportedly did occur Wednesday at 3:42 p.m. in the parking lot of the Monte Vista Apartments, 14956 S.W. Scholls Ferry Road. A 6-year-old boy was walking to his residence from the bus stop when two white men in a white sedan approached him.

The child told officers the two men were between 30 and 40 years old and driving a newer, two-door sedan.

As the boy was walking home, the car stopped and the passenger exited and reportedly offered candy in exchange for him getting into the car. The child ignored the offer, ran home and immediately told his father.

The child described the passenger who spoke to him as wearing a white 'hoodie' sweatshirt and having unshaven, scruffy facial hair. The driver was wearing a black coat or sweatshirt. The car was described as possibly a Nissan with dark-colored horizontal stripes down the side, according to police reports.

Anyone with information regarding the incident, the suspects, vehicle or similar incidents is asked to call the Beaverton Police Department at 503-629-0111.

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