Indiana authorities searching for man who tried to kidnap toddler

FISH LAKE, Indiana (Fox 32 News) - Northwest Indiana authorities are looking for an attempted kidnapping suspect who tried to grab a one-year-old boy.

The boy's father said the man pulled up in front of his house in Fish Lake on Thursday evening and asked for a drink of water. The father went into the house, and when he came out, he said he saw the man trying to stuff his son into a duffel bag.

The father was able to rescue his son and the boy was not hurt.

The suspect is described as a white man in his 40s with brown, scruffy "surfer" type hair, 5'11" tall, 200 pounds and a stocky "athletic" build. The suspect was described as having tan and leathery skin, crow's feet around his eyes and was unshaven. He was also described as wearing rings on the fingers of both hands. At the time of the incident he was wearing a white tee-shirt, gray camouflage shorts, brown work boots with white socks.

The suspect was driving a silver or gray 1990's model Ford Aerostar van, the La Porte County Sherrif's Office said.

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