Stranger danger! Man followed 7-year-old girl, then tried to kidnap her from her apartment, cops say

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Source: Tulsa Police Department

Jul. 31 2021, Published 11:28 a.m. ET

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A man has been arrested after he allegedly kidnapped a 7-year-old girl in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in a case of "stranger danger," police said.

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On June 2, officers were called for a kidnapping in Tulsa. Officers learned that before the kidnapping, the victim was walking with her 9-year-old sister and her aunt to a store nearby.

During this time, Christopher Webb allegedly drove by in a white Dodge Ram at least seven times, according to Tulsa police. The agency announced his arrest this week.

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Webb allegedly followed them to the store, waited in the parking lot, then followed them back to their apartment, according to police.

Several minutes later, the victim walked out of her apartment, officers noted.

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Webb walked up to the 7-year-old, grabbed her by the arm and took her back to his truck, police say. He got in the truck, put her in his lap and sped away, police said.

The victim was kicking and screaming while her family chased after the vehicle, police noted.

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Webb stopped the truck while leaving the complex and let the victim out, police say. She ran back to her family, and Webb sped away. Officers used surveillance footage to identify the truck, and they began stopping and checking vehicles matching the description.

About a week after the kidnapping, officers stopped Webb, and after further investigation, determined he was a suspect in the kidnapping. Police served an arrest warrant and took Webb into custody on July 28.

Webb was charged with kidnapping and was also arrested on four counts of possession of a firearm after former conviction of a felony.

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