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Metro Police Search For Attempted Kidnapping Suspect

Posted at 1:42 PM, Jun 21, 2017

Police have asked the public’s help in identifying a suspect who allegedly tried to kidnap an elderly man from a south Nashville Walmart. They also want to speak with the Good Samaritan who broke up the ordeal.

The incident happened at 10:50 a.m. on June 14 at a store on Nolensville Pike.

Officials with Metro Nashville Police said the suspect watched several elderly customers exit before following the victim to his car.

He then grabbed the man and allegedly held him at knifepoint while ordering him to get into the trunk of his own vehicle.

At that time, another man pulled up in a pickup truck and intervened when he saw what was happening. He kicked the suspect, who fled foot toward Harding Place.

Police said that Good Samaritan left before they arrived on the scene and would like to speak with him about the case.

The suspect was described as a white man, possibly Hispanic, in his early 20s with short sideburns. He was wearing a dark watch on his left wrist, beige clothing, light tennis shoes with new, white laces, and a flat bill ball cap.

Anyone with information was asked to call Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. You can also send an electronic tip by texting the word “CASH” along with the message to 274637 (CRIMES), or online.