February 16, 2011 (San Diego) – A Hispanic man in his 50s, driving a white four-door car attempted to abduct a 10-year-old girl walking to Euclid Elementary School at 8 a.m., San Diego Police report.
According to Sgt. Ray Battrick, the girl was walking northbound in the west alley of 4000 46th Street approaching Polk Avenue when the man asked if she wanted a ride. She refused and kept walking. The man got out, grabbed her from behind, and pulled her by the arm towards his car.
She screamed and kicked him. The victim got away and ran to Euclid Elementary School, where she told a teacher about the attempted kidnapping. She was not injured.
The man was described as 6’0” to 6’1” tall, medium build, with dark skin. He was reportedly wearing a blue baseball cap, light blue windbreaker, and light brown pants. SDPD Mid City Division and Child Abuse are investigating.
If you are not yet signed up to receive free Viejas Wildfire & Emergency alerts via email, as well as a free weekly newsletter from East County Magazine with top news and events, sign up free at the top right side of our homepage.
You can also follow ViejasAlerts on Twitter to receive brief text message alerts on your mobile device.