Monday, September 24, 2012

Attempted Kidnapping In Tuscumbia Foodland

A shopper in the Tuscumbia Foodland almost became the victim of a kidnapper Sunday. The female victim was shopping at the relatively small market when a large man asked her the location of the restroom. When she replied that she didn't know, the assailant grabbed her and began pulling her into the back of the store.

Apparently store personnel initially thought the assault was a friendly stunt, but called police when they realized the woman was in danger. Tuscumbia police arrived to find the man hiding in a back stockroom. When police searched the suspect's white van, they reportedly found several guns. Officers also informed the victim that the assailant had pending sexual charges against him in Florence.


According to UNA police chief Bob Pastula, the man arrested this morning for flashing a co-ed in the parking deck claimed he was urinating and didn't realize he was visible to anyone else. John Cameron Crouch, 21, could be sentenced to up to 90 days in jail if found guilty. He posted a thousand dollar bond and was released from the detention center.


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