Attempted abduction in Loxahatchee

Posted by Rachel Leigh - email

LOXAHACHEE, FL (WFLX) - Authorities are searching for a man who, two teenage boys say, approached them in a suspicious way.

It happened in Loxahachee just south of Seminole Pratt Whitney Road and Orange Boulevard.

The 13- and 15-year-old boys say the man pulled up alongside them, asking them to throw their bikes in the back, and get in for a ride.

The boys ignored him and kept on going.

One boy's mother says she wants to get the word out about this suspect. "There's no telling what would have happened. You want to say, 'He's safe; both are safe'. But it's still on my mind. What did he want my boy for? What would they do with two kids?"

The man is described as a white male, clean shaven with dark, short hair, dark eyes, and wasn't wearing a shirt. He possibly had a nipple ring, and was driving a two-door black Ford pickup truck.

If you know anything, call police.