Updated:EAST POINT, Ga. —
Police are searching for a man who kidnapped a 9-year-old boy.
Investigators are walking through neighborhoods and knocking on doors searching in their search for the man who kidnapped Willie Myrick.
Police said the man drove around with the fourth-grader for three hours before dropping him off near Redwine Road and Potomac Terrace.
Willie told Channel 2 Action News the man snatched him from his front yard in southwest Atlanta Monday night.
Around 8:30 p.m., Willie said he went outside of his southwest Atlanta home on Fairburn Road to take care of his Chihuahua, Goldy, when he spotted a couple of dollars in his yard.
“I was walking over here by the tree, I picked up the money and the man got out of his car and threw me in his car,” Willie said.
Police said the man was driving a light grey or silver Honda Accord.
Willie said he was afraid that the man was going to kill him.
“He was cursing at me telling me to shut up and didn't want to hear a word from me," said Willie. “He said if I told anyone he would hurt me, like in a bad way.”
The boy went to several homes in that East Point neighborhood asking for help. One person actually turned him away, but an elderly man let him in and called the police and his godmother.
Willie was not injured in the ordeal.
He said he’ll never forget the face of the man, described as a light-skinned black man in his late 20s. Willie said the man had neck-length dreadlocks. He was wearing a Nike shirt, khaki shorts and white Air Force 1 sneakers.
Police ask anyone with information about the suspect to call 911.