Articles Tagged with coerce

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A man at the Universal Studios theme park in Orlando has been accused of trying to kidnap a little girl while she was separated from her mother for a short period of time.

A mom and her 9-year-old daughter were recently visiting Universal Studios in Florida when they got disconnected from each other for what was reported as only minutes.

The parent and child were at the part of the park dedicated to Harry Potter when they became disjoined, and the little girl made her way into the locker room where people store their belongings when visiting attractions and going on rides.

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A teenage girl walking to school on Monday was allegedly approached by a man in possession of a handgun who tried to force her into his vehicle. The man has pleaded not guilty to these accusations.

Garrett Evans Webber was driving near Ridgecrest Intermediate School in Rancho Palos Verdes when he believed something was hurled at his truck. Webber then reportedly exited his vehicle and accosted a 13-year-old on her way to school pointing a gun at her and trying to coerce her into his truck. The girl screamed and ran to the school, while witnesses recorded the truck’s license plate number and alerted the authorities.

Webber drove off and deputies searched the area for him, and during that period the school was locked down for safety reasons. He was found a short time later at his apartment where detectives also discovered several guns, and other evidence supporting the case that they did not disclose.