Police in Ontario are hunting a man who attempted to kidnap a 15-year-old girl yesterday morning, and have released a composite sketch they hope will help catch the guy.
The incident began at about 7 a.m. when the girl, who was walking alone to school, noticed she was being followed by a man in a gray truck near the intersection of Turner Avenue and Golden Trails Street.
She realized he was following her and ran, but the man swung his truck into a driveway in front of her, cutting her off, KTLA reports.
He then jumped out of the truck and grabbed her, but the girl fought back, punching him in the stomach until he released her. Breaking his grip, she ran to a nearby house screaming “Help me, help me!” according to a witness who spoke with KTLA.
“We helped her, brought her inside, called the police,” Ontario resident Larry Guillen said.
The would-be kidnapper drove off before authorities could arrive.
Police are looking for a heavy-set white man with close-cropped hair and pale features, in his late 40s, last seen wearing a light gray T-shirt. He drove a 2008 or 2009 gray Dodge pickup described as a “mega cab model with stock-size wheels.”
Anyone with information on this man is urged to call Ontario police at (909) 395-2804.
(The composite sketch released by Ontario police makes a frightening man even scarier looking. Is it the nature of composite sketches?)