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Southern California police looking for attempted kidnapper

August 7, 2019

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Southern California are looking for a man who fled after an unsuccessful attempt to kidnap a teenage girl who fought him off.

Riverside police responded to a call Tuesday around 8 a.m. about a possible kidnapping attempt.

Police say a teenage girl was walking on a sidewalk and was approached by a man in a parked vehicle.

The man grabbed the girl and attempted to force her into his vehicle, striking her with a metal object.

She was able to fight him off and run away.

The man then got into his four-door pickup and fled.

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