RIVERTON, Utah (KSTU) -- A Utah family is still on edge after they said a car full of men attempted to entice their child into a car while he was walking home from basketball practice.
“I started walking home and there was two guys in a car,” Grayden said.
“They said, ‘Hi’ and I started walking faster,” Grayden explained. “And they said, ‘Get in the backseat, we have some candy.’”
Three men, strangers, in a white four-door sedan, were following Grayden’s every step as he walked home around 6:20 Thursday night.
“I ran right here and I just ran right there,” Grayden said as he pointed to a path through his family’s lawn to the front door.
That’s when some of the tense moments were caught on the family’s doorbell camera.
In the video you can see Grayden approach the door, he keeps his eye on the strangers’ car which was stopped in front of his neighbor’s house in reverse.
He tries to go into his home but the door was locked.
As soon as Grayden fails to enter his home, you see the car’s rear-lights shine as the men start speeding closer to him in reverse.
All the while, Grayden turns and starts to run, he grabs some rocks from the corner of the walkway and yells, “Mom! Mom! Get away! Get away!”
He ran to his neighbor’s house one door down.
“The door was open so I just ran in and I closed the door and I locked it,” he said.
Grayden had finally found safety, but the creeps didn’t leave – in the video you can see them pull forward into his other neighbor’s driveway and wait for minutes.
The Dowlands filed a report with Riverton police. Grayden described the strangers as being three men in their 30s or 40s with no facial hair, in a white 4-door sedan.