Man accused of trying to abduct teen in Royal Oak - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

Man accused of trying to abduct teen in Royal Oak

Posted: Updated:

By Maurielle Lue
FOX 2 News Reporter


ROYAL OAK, Mich. -- Saturday afternoon, Royal Oak Police say a man tried to kidnap a teenage girl while she was walking and on the phone with her mother.

The 14-year-old had just finished having lunch with her father.  She headed down Woodward to go home, but her father stayed behind to watch the game.

We're told the man asked the teen if she wanted some marijuana and a ride home.  She said no, kept walking and dialed her mother, but before she made it home, the man came back and tried to grab her.  Her mother heard every terrifying second over the phone.

"She screamed to her mom to call 911.  She did a great job protecting herself.  And she struggled.  She was able to get free, and she ran home," said Royal Oak Police Chief Corrigan O'Donohue.

The girl's mother called police, and as luck would have it, police recognized the description of the car -- a silver Chevy Camaro they'd checked out for being suspicious just moments before.

"It just wasn't parked right.  They thought it was odd and they ran the plate and were actually turning around.  They were going to watch the car to see who came back to it," O'Donohue said.

Police were led on a short chase and the vehicle got away.  The suspect, 24-year-old Derek Wallin (pictured above), was later arrested at his Bloomfield Hills home.

Wallin is now facing charges of felony attempted kidnapping and fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Pensioners approve Detroit bankruptcy plan

    Pensioners approve Detroit bankruptcy plan

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:39 PM EDT2014-07-22 03:39:04 GMT
    The city of Detroit says workers and retirees have approved pension cuts, a crucial step to emerging from the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. The city reported results Monday after two months of balloting ended July 11. A judge still must hold a trial to determine if Detroit's overall bankruptcy plan is fair and feasible, but support from retirees is vital.
    The city of Detroit says workers and retirees have approved pension cuts, a crucial step to emerging from the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. The city reported results Monday after two months of balloting ended July 11. A judge still must hold a trial to determine if Detroit's overall bankruptcy plan is fair and feasible, but support from retirees is vital.
  • DPD's 6th precinct struck by bullets in drive-by shooting

    DPD's 6th precinct struck by bullets in drive-by shooting

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:06 PM EDT2014-07-22 03:06:31 GMT
    Detroit police say bullets struck the 6th Precinct building during a drive-by shooting. This was the same precinct where four officers were shot back in 2011.
    Detroit police say bullets struck the 6th Precinct building during a drive-by shooting. This was the same precinct where four officers were shot back in 2011.
  • City turns down Vinsetta Garage's new parking proposal

    City turns down Vinsetta Garage's new parking proposal

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:31:49 GMT
    Vinsetta Garage, a popular restaurant in Berkley, proposed to tear down several homes and build a parking lot to solve the parking issue in the neighborhood, but the proposal was turned down Monday at city hall.
    Vinsetta Garage, a popular restaurant in Berkley, proposed to tear down several homes and build a parking lot to solve the parking issue in the neighborhood, but the proposal was turned down Monday at city hall.
Powered by WorldNow

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices