Vinton County authorities are investigating an attempted abduction.
Authorities say the incident happened around 1:15 p.m. this afternoon on Wilson Avenue near the home of James Camp. He says his 4 year old daughter was walking near the family's home when a man with a long, possibly dark hair, pulled up next to her in a white truck. He then started to yell at the girl and told her to get in to his truck. The girl ran away from the truck and went back inside her home.
The man did not have any facial hair. This was the only other description given to authorities. If anyone has information on whereabouts of the suspect or have information on similar incidents they are being asked to call the Vinton County Sheriff's Office at 740-596-5242.
Law enforcement wants to remind parents to keep an eye on children at all times. It is also important for parents and adults to teach children to scream and run away if confronted by a stranger and face this type of situation.