Man Arrested in Attempted Child Abduction Near Parkside Elementary

The 25-year-old man has been booked into San Mateo County Jail.

A 25-year-old San Francisco man has been arrested in connection with an attempted child abduction near Parkside Elementary School on Friday, San Mateo police said Sunday afternoon.

Bradley Mvorzek was arrested early Saturday morning after authorities linked him to the the incident at Parkside Elementary, as well as to two other incidents at other San Mateo schools on Friday, San Mateo Police Sgt. Dave Norris said.

In the Parkside case, Mvorzek allegedly managed to abduct a 9-year-old girl shortly before 2:45 p.m. near Parkside Elementary.

He assaulted her and transported her a short distance away from the school in an attempt to isolate her, according to Norris.

The girl managed to escape by kicking Mvorzek, and ran back to the school where she told staff what happened.

Police saturated the area and actively investigated the case, arresting Mvorzek the next morning, Norris said.

Mvorzek on Friday also allegedly offered alcohol to students at Bayside STEM ACADEMY, and was escored off the Horrall Elementary School campus.

Mvorzek has been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping with intent to commit a sexual assault, and lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14. He was booked into San Mateo County Jail.

The San Mateo Police Department is still investigating the case and urges anyone with information to call (650) 522-7700.


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Arsenia Molina September 24, 2012 at 02:36 AM
Thank you SMPD you guys & girls ROCK!
ROSHNI SEWAK September 24, 2012 at 05:17 PM
Thanks SMPD. We feel safe because u guys are doing great job.
Kimbouzid@yahoo.com September 24, 2012 at 05:25 PM
I wonder how long he will stay in jail. I hope the Patch stays on our Foster City case regarding Justin Shing.He is still out on bail with no monitoring system and lives steps away from his victims. His court dates keep getting pushed out all the while his victims and the rest of the neighborhood sits nervous . The system seems to protect the violators!!! So unfair!
Laura Dudnick September 24, 2012 at 05:34 PM
Thanks, everyone, for your comments. Patch will make sure to follow up on this case when it goes to court, as well as the Justin Shing case and any other cases residents are interested in. If you have a news tip or story idea, please don't hesitate to email me directly at laura.dudnick@patch.com. Thanks, Laura
Michael G. Stogner September 24, 2012 at 10:17 PM
Great job to the young victim for getting away, and Great work SMPD on finding and arresting this guy.


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