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WEST BARABOO, Wis. - A teenager was able to evade an abduction attempt in West Baraboo, and deputies are checking to see if the case has connections to other cases, according to the Sauk County Sheriff’s Department.
Deputies were called to the Haskin Park area in West Baraboo at 7:53 p.m. Wednesday for a report of an abduction attempt.
The 18-year-old victim told deputies a man asked him for directions to Walmart. As the victim was giving directions he pointed in the direction of Walmart and the man grabbed his arm and attempted to force him into his midsize silver SUV.
The teenager was able to break away from the man and run home.
The man is described as white, about 6 feet tall, stocky with short hair and a deep voice.
Juneau County Sheriff Brent Oleson told News 3 they're talking with the Sauk County Sheriff's Department about potential similarities to a sexual assault that occurred on Sept. 24. Oleson said the description of the suspect and suspect vehicle sound similar.
He called the cases "very concerning."
In that case, the attacker was described as a white man in his 30s to 50s, 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall and weighing between 180 and 200 pounds. His vehicle was described as a silver or tan smaller SUV.
Oleson said images of a vehicle released in relation to the sexual assault case are not of the suspect vehicle, but it's similar to the SUV in the images.
Another incident was reported to the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office in early September on Highway 33 east of Manmound Road. The alleged victim refused to cooperate with law enforcement.
Oleson is encouraging parents to talk to their children about being aware of their surroundings.
Friday, October 18 2013, 03:54 PM CDT
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