The neighborhood is located just 2 blocks from the police station but police will tell you for a criminal it's still an opportunity to break the law.
Police arrested this man, 56-year-old Rick Blackwell for what they say he tried to do to an 11-year old girl in this neighborhood. The girl was riding her bike alone when police say she was approached by Blackwell, also on a bike, and he asked her if she wanted to race.
"Victim told the suspect no. suspect asked again, victim again said no,suspect pulled the victim's arm and attempted to cover the victim's mouth and pull the victim off the bike," says Tony Harper with the Skiatook Police Department.
It happened Saturday evening around the 200 block of Broadway.
"It's scary. It's scary especially my 5-year old daughter to let her out here."
Tonya Rappolt is the mother of 5 and lives on a corner along Broadway.
"It can happen like that and you never know what happened to em."
Rappolt knows that even In a neighborhood where kids play, families walk their dogs, and children ride their bikes, kids still aren't safe.
"It used to be that you could ride from one block to the next, go to their friends house, go to the park, go get a smoothie, whatever and they were fine and its not that way anymore even in small communities."
In this weekends attack police say the girl gave them a good description of the suspect and Blackwell was caught a short time later and booked into the Tulsa county jail.
Police say Blackwell has been arrested before, but not in Skiatook for attempted kidnapping. They say the crimes here were minor offenses.
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