Woman reports being abducted, others followed by men in pickup

Woman reports being abducted, others followed by men in pickup truck

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By MONA NAIR
6 News Reporter

PINEVILLE, Ky. (WATE) - Authorities in Bell County are warning women about being approached by men in a black Dodge pickup truck. Some women say they were followed. One lady told police she was abducted by two men in broad daylight at a busy intersection.

"Two white males in a black pickup asked her if she needed a ride. She said 'no' and began walking towards town which is when she said they actually pulled her into the vehicle," said Assistant Chief Gary Lambdin with the Pineville Police Department.

The woman abducted told police she managed to escape from the men in the parking lot of a nearby grocery store.

Later two other women called saying they were followed by someone. There have been unconfirmed reports of similar incidents out in the county.

"They pretty much all gave the same description as the person involved in the abduction," said Lambdin.

Locals like Mary Smith are now nervous about walking around in town. "I'm either looking behind me or have someone walking with me," said Smith.

Investigators say the driver of the truck is described as being in his 40's and slightly balding. The lady abducted says the other man in the truck called him by the name "Mark."

Police think they are probably dealing with someone who has mental issues. "Some people have a sickness. They are constantly after women," said Lambdin.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Pineville Police Department at 606-337-2345 or Kentucky State Police at 606-573-3131.

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