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Rathdrum Police investigating report of attempted abduction of 16-year-old boy

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On December 2nd at approximately 11:00pm the Rathdrum Police Department was contacted in reference to an attempted abduction On December 2nd at approximately 11:00pm the Rathdrum Police Department was contacted in reference to an attempted abduction
RATHDRUM, Idaho -

UPDATE: 16-year-old student Robbie Oneill says he was walking home from his job at McDonald's at 11 p.m. when a man pulled up along side him and grabbed him.

 "I saw him on me and I knew I didn't wanna be in the car so I clubbed his forearm," Oneill remembers.

Standing at 6' 2", he's not who you might expect to be the victim of a random kidnapping. His mother is still in shock.

"It's unimaginable, I didn't think I would get that phone call. Especially in Rathdrum," says his mom, Melinda Seizmore.

It's a community Oneill has always felt safe in, but now he says he's nervous to walk home from work. 

For Robbie and his mom--all's well that ends well, but they won't have  peace of mind for the rest of the kids in the area until the suspect is caught.

PREVIOUS COVERAGE: Rathdrum Police are investigating the attempted abduction of a 16-year-old boy. 

Officers say Wednesday night just before 11, officers were told the boy was returning home from work, walking east on Highway 53 near Lakeland High School when an older two-tone Ford pickup pulled up next to him and the passenger door opened. The boy said a man in his 40's with a thin build and short dark hair, reached out and grabbed the boy's jacket. The boy said he hit the suspect's hand, causing the suspect to let go. The pickup then drove away. 

Anyone with information about this incident or knows of a pickup truck that matches this description is asked to contact the Rathdrum Police Department at 208-687-0711.

Last week, a woman was found bound with duct tape walking along the same highway near Rathdrum after she was abducted from a Spokane grocery store. Deputies arrested three suspects in that case. 

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