Police seek help finding author
Jeff Hodson/metro vancouver
A note threatening to kidnap a teenaged girl was tacked to the front door of her home in East Vancouver, police said yesterday.
“It’s a very disturbing note,” said Const. Howard Chow, a spokesman for the department. “It is chilling just to read.”
The note, tinted blue from forensic chemicals, has large sections blanked out by police officers.
“Important. Hello: I’m the man who follow you to your house with a hammer. I know you are Asian (young) … My intention is to kidnap you and I know where you live … and I will get you soon!!!”
The note was released yesterday in the hopes that someone might be able to identify the author by his handwriting.
In particular, the capitalized A in the words “Important” and “Asian” are a distinctive delta shape.
Chow said it was found July 30 attached to the front door of a home in the area of Grandview Highway between Rupert and Renfrew streets.
Police believe that the 17-year-old was followed home from a nearby bus station just before midnight on July 29.
Officers have taken steps to ensure the girl’s safety, Chow said, but would not elaborate.