A 16-year-old girl reported that a man tried to kidnap her in nearby San Gabriel, police said today.
The girl contacted police about 9 p.m. Tuesday to report that she had been sitting on the east curb in the 1900 block of South Jackson Avenue when a man drove by her, made a U-turn, and then parked his car along the curb near her, said San Gabriel police Lt. Brian Kott.
She stood up and started walking back to her family's residence when she had to pass the man, who said, "You need to come with me," while opening the rear passenger door of his car. He then grabbed her by the collar, causing her to the fall to the ground, Kott said.
He tried to grab at her feet while she kicked and struggled to escape.
The victim described the suspect as being in his late 30s, about six feet tall, with a thin build, dark shoulder-length wavy hair, and was wearing a black jacket and blue jeans with holes in them.
He was driving a late 1990s black Nissan with tinted windows and chrome windows. The Nissan also had an inoperable passenger side headlight and a large dent on the front passenger side door.
Anyone with information on the case was asked to call Kott at (626) 308-2835 or the watch commander at (626) 308-2840.
- City News Service