The Associated Press
EVERETT — A 60-year-old man found in Lynnwood with a missing 14-year-old Snohomish girl is now accused of kidnapping.
Snohomish County sheriff’s spokeswoman Shari Ireton says he met the girl in a restaurant, persuaded her to take the bus with him to Lynnwood, threatened her and told her to take pills.
He said he was her grandfather and they spent Wednesday night at the home of an acquaintance.
Ireton says the girl appeared uninjured when she was found Thursday, thanks to alert employees at a Lynnwood grocery store.
Ireton says the girl is developmentally disabled with the mentality of an 8-year-old. She went missing Wednesday while bike riding.
Initially arrested on an unrelated trespassing warrant, the man was to make his first court appearance Friday afternoon in the kidnapping case.