ROYAL OAK, Mich. (WXYZ) - A 24-year-old man is facing attempted kidnapping and criminal sexual conduct charges following an incident that occurred in Royal Oak on Saturday.
Police say Derek Wallin was driving a silver Chevrolet Camaro in the area of Normandy and Tonawanda at around 4:30 p.m. when he approached a 14-year-old girl who was walking in the area.
Officers say Wallin asked the girl if she wanted a ride and some marijuana. The girl reportedly refused and continued walking, while calling her mother on her cell phone to report the encounter.
Police say that just a short time later Wallin came up behind the girl, grabbed her, picked her up and fondled her.
It was at this point that, police say, the girl became screaming and told her mother through the phone to call police.
Officers say Wallin eventually dropped the struggling girl and ran back to his car.
At the time Royal Oak Police officers were in the area. They saw a white man run up to the silver Camaro and take off. They had already logged the license plate because they had seen it parked in what is being described as a "suspicious manner."
The officers attempted to catch up to the Camaro, but lost it in traffic as it sped northbound on Woodward.
They identified Wallin through his license plate and arrested him at his West Bloomfield home.
He has been arraigned on charges of Attempted Kidnapping and Criminal Sexual Conduct in the Fourth Degree. Bond was set at $100,000.