Police say suspicious activity in local neighborhood was misunderstanding

COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX) - College Station Police say a young girl's account of an attempted abduction may have been a misunderstanding.

On Wednesday, after police investigated further, they found the driver was indeed in the girl's location and slowed down further up the road. According to police, the driver stopped their hatchback because they realized their vehicle was having problems. The driver and the two passengers in his car got out to fix the issue.

College Station Police Department said in a statement:

"The driver advised that neither he nor the other occupants chased or attempt to abduct the young girl. Once the sequence of events, provided by the driver, were corroborated with all of the parties involved, it was determined that the incident was a misunderstanding."


The Edelweiss neighborhood sits between Graham Road and Rock Prairie Road between Wellborn and Victoria Avenue in South College Station.

Residents described the area as quiet and safe.

"We chose this neighborhood for a lot of reasons, one being it's a really good area and it's safe," said Amanda Groom an Edelweiss resident.

"There's never anything really that happens here."

That's why Groom says it was surprising to hear about what happened last week.

An 11-year-old told detectives that she went outside to get the mail and saw a car pass by that she had noticed earlier in the day. The car then proceeded down the street, stopped, then three men jumped out of the car and began running towards her. She then ran back inside her home.

The story has shaken up those who live in the neighborhood.

"It just made me realize that we just need to be on alert all the time," said Groom.

Police are asking residents to report anything or anyone that seems out of place.

"You're looking at their actions, what is it that the person is doing that is suspicious," said Assistant Chief, Chuck Fleeger with College Station Police Department, "What is it that's causing you concern and then you relay that to our dispatchers so that we can get an officer out there."

College Station police said they don't have an exact make or model of the vehicle, but it was described as a small, light-blue colored car.