Sunday, November 18, 2012
Kidnapper Fails in Attempt to get Doris Arnet
This story was published by The Daily Ypsilanti Press on Saturday, November 18, 1922. A bold attempt at kidnapping was made at 7:00 o’clock Friday evening when Miss Doris Arnet, 11 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Arnet of Washtenaw avenue was accosted by a man in an auto. The little girl had been sent to a Cross street store on an errand and when west of Brower street on the return trip home a man in an auto stopped and asked her to ride. She refused the offer but the man kept a short distance ahead of her until Summit street was reached when he started to alight from the car. Little Doris ran down Summit street and up Sheridan, thinking to avoid him. The man followed in his auto to Sheridan street where the road is blocked and then gave chase on foot. Doris ran into the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Shaefer on Sheridan and the man went back. Mr. Shaefer accompanied her home while the would be kidnapper made good his escape in the auto. Police were not notified, and Doris was not able to give a very adequate description of the man.