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Deputies seek wanted suspect in attempted kidnapping at Calhan gas station

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CALHAN, Colo. (KRDO) -- The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is asking people to keep an eye out for a suspect in an attempted kidnapping that happened early Monday morning in Calhan.

According to the sheriff's office, a victim was at a gas station near 1000 5th Street around 3:45 a.m. when they were approached by a man at gunpoint who demanded a ride. The victim didn't have keys to the car, so the man walked them inside the store at gunpoint. He can be seen on surveillance video holding the gun at the entrance of the store.

It's not clear what happened next, but the suspect was last seen leaving the area near the GOCO baseball field at about 4:15 a.m. We've reached out to the sheriff's office for more information about what happened in between the time that the victim reported being approached and when the suspect was last seen.

The sheriff's office says the suspect is wanted for attempted kidnapping and sexual assault.

The suspect is described as a white man, about 5'6" tall with thick brown hair and a full beard. He was wearing work boots and Dickie-style or Carhart-style work pants and a work shirt.

If you see the suspect, don't approach him. Call the sheriff's tip line at 719-520-6666.

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  1. This article is so confusing and almost intentionally vague. Either EPSO didn’t give good info or the info was not relayed in this article well. Given the statement KRDO provided it sounds like EPSO’s PIO did a very special job on relaying this information…

    “CALHAN, Colo. (KRDO) — The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is asking people to keep an eye out for a suspect in an attempted kidnapping that happened early Monday morning in Calhan.

    According to the sheriff’s office, a victim was at a gas station near 1000 5th Street around 3:45 a.m. when they were approached by a man at gunpoint who demanded a ride. The victim didn’t have keys to the car, so the man walked them inside the store at gunpoint. He can be seen on surveillance video holding the gun at the entrance of the store.

    It’s not clear what happened next, but the suspect was last seen leaving the area near the GOCO baseball field at about 4:15 a.m. We’ve reached out to the sheriff’s office for more information about what happened in between the time that the victim reported being approached and when the suspect was last seen.

    The sheriff’s office says the suspect is wanted for attempted kidnapping and sexual assault.”

    “”a victim” was at a gas station near 1000 5th Street around 3:45 a.m. when “they” were approached”…

    So is it “a victim” or is there more to warrant the word “they”?

    Suspect leaves victim to go in gas station. Estimated time lapse is 30 minutes.

    Suspect leaves gas station, that the victim was not inside according to this information, then walks away without the victim.

    Now EPSO is charging this suspect with attempted kidnapping (depending on the conversation, I can see it meeting these elements of this crime) and sexual assault. Did he sexually assault the victim when he approached the victim and asked for a ride, but the victim didn’t have his vehicle’s keys. Because according to the information, he then left the victim and went in the gas station, without the victim.

    Or did he sexually assault someone else in the gas station. Is that the they?

    EPSO do better.

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