A scam phone call involving false reports of kidnapping was reported to the Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Office.
The Sheriff’s Office tells KXRO that Wednesday morning just before 11:30am, a Central Park resident called to report receiving a suspicious phone call that was quite alarming.
The resident said that when he answered the call, he could hear a young girl crying and then say, “daddy, daddy” several times.
The resident said he heard a man call him by his correct first name, and then say, “I have your daughter, if you want her…”
Then phone call disconnected.
Police say the resident immediately called the Central Park School and verified that his daughter was in school, he then called 911.
The Sheriff’s Office says the phone call was from the number +52-656-322-7320 which appears to be from Mexico.
When deputies attempted to call the number back, it was no longer in service.
They say it appears that other similar calls have been made in Aberdeen as well as Thurston County.
According to the Sheriff’s Office in some of the other calls that were similar to this one, the suspect had identified himself as “Batman” and there was a request for ransom.
The Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Office says they want the public to be aware of the situation.