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10-year-old boy is grabbed from Monrovia-area backyard, escapes

November 4, 2011 | 10:08 pm

Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies are trying to find a man who snatched a 10-year-old child from his backyard in unincorporated Monrovia and carried him to a nearby apartment complex.

The child escaped by biting the man and ran home to his mother. She was inside the house when the boy was abducted shortly after 4 p.m. Friday afternoon, Lt. Michael White said. Deputies were still interviewing the child and have not identified the suspect or his location, White said.

The suspect had covered the boy's mouth to keep him quiet but dropped him after the boy bit him in the hand, White said. The boy ran home. 

Authorities were working with the boy to get a sketch of the suspect, White said. Temple Station detectives are working with patrol deputies on the case.


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