Good Samaritan stops possible abduction on near east side

Suspect arrested; also accused of stealing car
Good Samaritan stops possible abduction on near east side
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A good Samaritan stopped what Madison police said may have been a possible abduction attempt on the city’s near east side Friday morning.

Police said in a news release that a woman was taking her son to school around 8:15 a.m. near Oakridge and Ohio avenues when she saw a man placing his hands on a teenage girl. The woman saw the girl’s frightened face and put her car in reverse to help the girl, police said.

As she approached, the man began to walk away, police said. The woman took the girl into her car and called police to provide a suspect description, according to a news release.

Police said officers quickly located and arrested the man, later identified as Isaac R. Jones, 20, of Milwaukee.

Officers found Jones was driving a vehicle that had been reported stolen from Milwaukee earlier in the day. He also had a fake gun in the car, police said.

Jones was arrested on warrants and for operating a vehicle without the owner’s consent, the release said.

The woman will be nominated for an award from the police department, the release said.

A mugshot of Jones was not available Friday afternoon, according to the Dane County Sheriff’s Office.