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Ontario teen thwarts would-be kidnapper; police release sketch of suspect with huge flat head

Ontario Police Department

A composite sketch of the man who attempted to kidnap a 15-year-old girl in Ontario on Wednesday, May 23, 2012.

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.

Luckily, the victim, a student at Colony High School in Ontario, managed to fight off the assailant with her fists Wednesday morning and find help, according to the L.A. Times.

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.