Woman describes run in with suspects in white van after attempted abduction


by Chelsea Rabideau


Posted on January 19, 2013 at 12:51 AM

Updated Saturday, Jan 19 at 12:58 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Police are urgently trying to find a white van that could be related to at least four attempted abductions of women in Kentuckiana. The latest target, Bianca Points talked about her frightening experience.

Friday morning, Points says she walked her son to his bus stop in the Portland neighborhood. After the bus pulled away, she says a white van with three men inside pulled up to her.

“There was two in the front and there had to be one in the back because the side door came open.” Points explained.

What Points did next, may very well have saved her life.

“He opened the door and my instincts said run, so run is what I did. I didn’t look around. I didn’t try to find a distinctive mark or nothing,” Points said, “I just ran.”

It’s the latest in a string of sightings and what police believe may be the same white van. First, in Bardstown at a Cracker Barrel, the white van was caught on surveillance video after a woman reported a man trying to grab her and pull her into a white van. Another female employee says she was followed by the same white van. Thursday, a man by the same description approached a woman at the Republic Bank in Fern Creek.

Points had been following the news and had heard about the van.

“I seen the white van, I thought about what was going on with them women and I just kept it moving,” she said.

Points caught a quick glimpse of the man in the driver’s seat. She describes a white male in his 50s with salt and pepper, shoulder length hair. But, she didn’t stick around to gather any more details, saying she was determined not to become a victim.

“I’m not going to be your crash dummy,” Points said, “You ain’t gonna practice your murderous skills on me.”

Reports have been between one and three men in the van. The van is apparently unmarked. There are only windows at the driver and passenger door. Plus, a ladder rack, but no ladders. A partial plate of the van was seen with the letters J-H-L.