An Ohio man pretended to be a parent while at an elementary school’s open house in an attempt to drug and kidnap a 5-year-old child.
According to WHIO-TV, St. Brigid School principal Terry Adkins noticed the suspicious man at the event in Xenia, Ohio and decided to call the police.
“I need police. I have a trespasser. I have a gentleman here that has trespassed into our school open house, asking questions and claiming to be the parent of a daughter. And he is not,” said Adkins to the 911 dispatcher.
“So I need a police officer to investigate and inquire,” he added. “He’s posing a threat.”
Adkins explained that the man had been asking about a girl that was supposedly his daughter, however did not know her correct name.
“And now the parent who he was questioning about that daughter is getting irate, and I don’t blame him,” Adkins said on the call.
It was at that point that the dispatcher instructed Adkins to separate the man and the parent to deescalate the incident before police arrived at the scene.
The man, 35-year-old Rein Duran, was taken into custody by police, but not before he attempted to stab an officer with a pen to try to escape.
According to police, Duran confessed to a plan where he would drug a 5-year-old girl with a tranquilizer-laced Starburst and kidnap her to sexually molest her.
Apparently, Duran had been involved in another previous incident similar to this one, but at another school.
Duran is now facing charges of attempted kidnapping, felony escape, and felonious assault related to his alleged attempt to stab an officer.