Sugar Land police: Stranger danger incident a 'misunderstanding between neighbors'
SUGAR LAND, TX (KTRK) -- The search for a stranger who grabbed a boy walking to school on Wednesday morning has now been called a "misunderstanding between neighbors," according to Sugar Land police.
The Sugar Land Police Department released an updated statement at 5:04pm Wednesday which read: "At this time there is no evidence to indicate that an offense occurred, and police (say) the incident was a misunderstanding between neighbors."
Earler Wednesday, authorities released two sketches of the man they say grabbed a 10-year-old boy in Sugar Land while he was walking to Lexington Elementary School in Missouri City just before 8am Wednesday.
Investigators said a strange man drove up to the child in a silver 4-door passenger vehicle as he was walking along Plantation Bend Drive at Dulles. Police say the driver stopped the car and offered the boy a ride.
When he declined, police said the man reached out of the passenger side window and snatched the boy by his shirt. The child was able to get away and ran ban back home, where his father called police.
The driver is described as an Asian man between 35 to 40 years old, about 5 foot 8, with black hair and a thin build. He was wearing prescription glasses with a smaller frame, a tan t-shirt and blue jeans. He spoke with a distinct Asian accent and had a bump on the bridge of his nose.
Sugar Land police say interviewing a person of interest shortly after releasing the sketches.
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