Ethiopian Man Arrested After Trying to Kidnap A Girl, 11

Surafel melese

SILVER SPRING, Md. – Police in Montgomery County are investigating after a man attempted to force himself inside the apartment of an 11-year-old girl as she returned home from school Friday.

Police arrested Surafel Melese, 31, of no known address, after a brief foot pursuit Friday. He faces several charges, including kidnapping, false imprisonment, assault, burglary, stalking and trespassing, after attempting to follow a young girl into her apartment located in the 700 block of Sligo Avenue around 3:20 p.m. Friday.

Surafel melese
Surafel melese

According to police, the young girl noticed the suspect as she walked through the lobby of her apartment building because she had also seen him earlier that morning. As the girl continued to her apartment, the suspect followed her and tried to force his way into her apartment as she tried to close the door. The girl began to scream and her 16-year-old cousin who was home at the time approached the girl and suspect, who then fled from the apartment.

The victim called police while her cousin pursued the suspect. Police say there was a brief confrontation between the suspect and the girl’s cousin somewhere outside of the apartment prior to police arrival. Once police arrived, there was a brief pursuit and the suspect was taken into custody.
Malese is being held on $250,000 bond and is due in court on Monday.

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16 Comments

  1. Ere minun new yeminsemawu? Min metabachewu America yegebut? Egzer yitareqachewu.

  2. I really don’t know what is going on these days…all the bad news are coming from our ppl…this is unbearable…

  3. this is not true, he did not try to kidnap her they just crated this story. I sow this man for several hours in the laby. i think he leave the same appartment.

  4. This is not true at all, he did not try to kidnap her they just crated this story. I sow this man for several hours in the front desk. I think he live the same apartment 733.

  5. I am very sorry Ethiopian people they live like this in U.S.A I heard bad always…

  6. @ Mentewab…this is not how every Ethiopian lives…u can’t just generalize the character of a society by an individual…He is just one man who happens to be Ethiopian…he can’t represent all of us…I am sorry but I am going to disagree with ur comment.
    Btw…the man is innocent until proven guilty…we don’t even know the facts and for u to generalize every Ethiopian character by one maniac is completely absurd…

  7. seriously ppl WTTTTTTTTFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF is going on man…the east coast abeshas are going NUTS or what?

  8. Misir, you kill me with that east coast habesha stuff. LOL. Don’t forget you have at least one habesha friend from the “east coast” that hasn’t gone nuts – yet.

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