Suspect Wanted for Attempted Kidnapping in Vista


San Diego County Crime Stoppers and the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department Vista Station are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating a man wanted in connection with an attempted kidnapping in Vista.

On March 11, 2013, at 1:13p.m., an unknown Black male adult, driving a black Toyota pickup truck, approached a ten‐year‐old girl in the parking lot of the Foothill Oak Elementary School, located at 1370 Oak Drive in Vista.

The man told the girl to get into his truck because her mother had asked him to pick her up from school. The girl did not know the man and immediately reported the encounter to school officials. The suspect left the school campus and was seen driving northbound on Oak Drive.

The suspect is described as a Black male adult, in his 30s with a dark complexion. He has short hair and was clean shaven at the time. The suspect’s right eye was bruised/blackened and had a cut underneath it. He also has a tattoo of a dragon on his right upper arm and a stud in his nose. At the time of the incident he was wearing a short sleeved shirt and blue jeans. The black Toyota has cracked rear window and is dented on the passenger side.

Anyone with information on the identity and location of the suspect is asked to call the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580‐8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case.
Anonymous email and text messages can be sent in via
Media inquiries about the case can be directed to Detective Bill Clem at (760)
940‐4908. Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to either Officer James
Johnson at (619) 531‐1500 or Deputy Adriana Uribe at (619) 531‐1547.

For information leading to an arrest, you could receive up to a $1,000 reward and remain anonymous. The qualification of any person(s) for the reward and the amount of the reward for any person(s) so qualifying will be determined by San Diego County Crime Stoppers, Inc, in its sole discretion. The amount of all rewards given shall not exceed $1,000. Information must be received on the tip line, (888) 580‐8477.