Arrest Made In Attempt Child Abduction

Thursday, August 08, 2019

On Thursday, August 8, 2019, at approximately 11:30 a.m., officers were called to Target located at 2060 S. Independence Boulevard for a report of a disturbance.  It was reported that a female was inside the store fighting random customers.  Officers arrived as the female was fleeing the store, but was apprehended.  The investigation revealed that two separate attempted abductions of children, under the age of five, had occurred and involved assaults of the adults that were with the children.  The children were not injured.


Arrested:  Patricia Sharifa Metz, 30, of Virginia Beach has been charged with two counts of Attempted Abduction and four counts of Simple Assault.  Metz is being held in the Virginia Beach Correctional Center without bond.

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MPO Tonya Pierce

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