Article Courtesy WPTV --
By Michelle Quesada
Published March 12, 2017
The father of a 10-year-old who was almost abducted is asking his community's
HOA board for security cameras around the development.
There are nights when David Harman keeps replaying February 13th in his mind.
The day his son was almost abducted.
"There's no words really, just something that's always in the back of your
mind," said Harman.
The boy, who we are not identifying says he didn't notice when the white van
pulled up near him on Zurich Circle in the Spinnaker Bay neighborhood. All he
remembers was someone grabbing him from behind and covering his eyes.
"He grabbed me from the eyes and arms, I struggled to get free, ran into the
house, got in and told my parents," said the child.
Detectives released a
photo of the van and the sketch of the suspected abductor.
It turns out, the man in the van had already approached two
children near Winder Court in January.
Now Harman says he and his wife are pushing for security
cameras in the Lake Charleston Community.
"One camera for their AC unit, one camera for their
clubhouse," said Harman naming the surveillance that exists
at the community clubhouse. "Nothing for security wise for
the community itself."
After the incident Harman installed cameras around his home.
"That was the first question the officer asked when he came,
he goes 'so you know if anybody has cameras, do you have
cameras?" said Harman.
He's passing around a petition to get cameras at the entrance of every
development and in the neighborhoods.
Harman will keep pushing to create change as keeps remembering the words his son
said to him on that traumatizing day.
"The only thing he said was someone tried to take me," added Harman.
The HOA President is taking all suggestions into consideration. Before making a
decision on what measures to take, he is calling the Palm Beach County Sheriff's
Office to make an assessment of all 28 subdivisions to advise what the
property's weaknesses are and what needs to be done to improve security.