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Man charged in Bloomfield Twp. attempted abduction

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Bloomfield Township — A man suspected of attempting to abduct a 20-year-old woman in Bloomfield Township on Thursday turned himself in on Friday and was arraigned Sunday morning on two charges, according to Bloomfield Township police.

David Robin Cayton, 54, of Pontiac is charged with one count of assault and battery and one count of disorderly obscene conduct for the incident on Thursday, which police said is one of four incidents in a 15-minute period where Cayton approached women and offered them money.

The incidents all took place in a shopping complex in the Square Lake/Woodward Avenue area, police said.

In the third instance, at 1:37 p.m., Cayton is accused of trying to pull a 20-year-old woman from her vehicle.

According to police, Cayton “forced open the driver side door and asked her if she wanted to make $100,000. The victim refused the offer, which caused the suspect to become more aggressive. The suspect attempted to forcibly remove her from her vehicle. The victim was able to resist and remain in her vehicle. The suspect ran to a red full-size panel van and appeared to leave the parking lot.”

At 1:30 p.m. Thursday, police say Cayton approached a woman sitting in a parked car outside a Rite Aid and offered her money. He had no physical contact with the woman.

Two minutes later, police said, Cayton approached a woman inside a store and offered her money. He made no physical contact with her.

At 1:45 p.m., police said Cayton entered a Qdoba on the 42900 block of Woodward and offered a woman money, but didn’t have any physical contact with her.

Cayton received a $5,000/10 percent bond from Magistrate Marie Soma at his arraignment, and is at the Oakland County Jail as of Monday morning. Information on his next court date was not immediately available due to Presidents Day.

Police say Cayton had a passenger with him on Thursday, and, after interviewing the man, cleared that individual “of any involvement in this incident.”

jdickson@detroitnews.com