Virginia Beach Police: Vehicle in Ring video of possible attempted abduction not associated with case; no threat to public

Posted at 8:49 AM, Feb 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-02 20:43:33-05

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Virginia Beach Police say there is no threat to the public regarding a possible attempted abduction that was reported on January 28.

A 13-year-old girl said the incident happened at a bus stop on Larkwood Drive and Larkwood Court around 5 p.m.

Police report that a white Chevrolet Silverado approached the bus stop and a driver attempted to lure the teen into his truck.

The teen reported that the male said, “Your father sent me to pick you up," which was untrue, according to police.

The driver was described as a white male 35-45 years old with blonde hair and blue/green eyes who is between 5’8”-5’10” tall and weighs 160-170 pounds. He was wearing jeans, a black hoodie, a red/orange ball cap and blue wire frame glasses.

Police also said the man has a black and white husky dog with one brown eye and one blue eye and added that is the second reported attempt by this man within the last two weeks at the same bus stop.

The Ring video below captured the suspected man who reportedly attempted to lure a teen into his truck at the Virginia Beach bus stop:

Ring Video.mp4

Virginia Beach Police suggest having conversations with your child about stranger danger starting as young as two or three years old.

"At a bus stop we suggest your child stays in groups, don't stand alone," said Officer Kevin Stephenson, the VBPD community liaison for precinct #4. "Worst case scenario, if someone approaches your child they should make a lot of commotion, scream, shout for help."

He also says these conversations are important to continue into your kid's teenage years.

"Our teenagers now they look like adults sometimes," he continued. "Teenagers are also's the same situation as your three-year-old brother or sister. If you don't know that person, don't talk to that person. Don't accept rides or gifts. And if they're still approaching you you need to scream [and] run."

Officer Stephenson also says it's important for kids in this situation to try and remember any details they can, such as a car's color, make, and license plate. Also remembering specifics about a possible kidnapper's appearance, such as height or hair color, can be vital in ensuring other kids stay safe.

On Wednesday, police said after a thorough investigation, they have determined that the vehicle in the Ring camera video, the license plate number given and the description of the suspect vehicle are not associated with this case in any way. They say the owner is not a suspect in this case and "in no way is involved in this case."

Police say there is currently no danger to the public in connection with this case.

Authorities also told News 3 they haven't been able to determine if the incident even happened. They are still conducting interviews.

The photo provided by police above is a stock image of the make and model, not the exact suspect vehicle.