Authorities are looking for suspect in an attempted kidnapping of an 11-year-old boy in Vista.
The boy was walking home from Madison Middle School near 1601 S Melrose Dr. when he noticed a man following him, according to the sheriff’s department.
After walking half a mile, the suspect allegedly chased the boy and grabbed his backpack. The boy then shook off his bag and continued to run.
The man is described as 30-40 years old with a dark complexion. The Sheriff’s Department also said he has a normal build with a double chin.
The suspect was also carrying a skateboard and wore dark jeans, a white long sleeve collared shirt with rainbow stripes, and black "baseball batting" gloves.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.