DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - Deputies are investigating after an 11-year-old boy said he was able to get away from a man who had grabbed him and pulled him over a fence at a home near Summerville.
Officials with the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office began the investigation on Monday afternoon when a woman told deputies that someone tried to kidnap her son from her backyard at a home on Bob White Lane.
The boy said he was playing in the backyard and had climbed a fence to wave at some friends. He said a male subject then grabbed him from the fence and pulled him over.
The boy said the man was hiding between a boat and the fence. He said he was able to pull away from the man and run to a friend’s home.
According to the boy, the man had a gun, appeared to be between 30 and 50 years old. The boy described him as a white male with no facial hair and wearing a red jacket or hoodie with black pants.
“He stated that he did not recognize the man and would probably not be able to pick him out if he saw him,” DCSO officials said.
A woman who lives at the home the boy ran to said she saw a black Ford SUV driving slowly throughout the neighborhood which drove by multiple times. Authorities say she was able to get the license plate number, however the investigating deputy said he was not able to find the vehicle.
DCSO officials said the investigation is ongoing.
“If anyone believes they have information ask them to contact the Criminal Investigation Division at 843-832-0350,” the sheriff’s office said.