While a teenager was walking to visit her grandmother in Pontiac a man wearing a hooded sweatshirt approached her.
She said the man yelled, “Hey” and she quickly started to speed walk. She said he ran behind her, grabbed her by the arm and was trying to pull her off the sidewalk and toward the bushes. He kept telling her “Come on.”
The teen said she was able to get away from him after kicking him three times in the groin. After the third swift kick, he let her arm go and dropped to the ground.
The girl said she fought back because she was terrified and when he let her go, she ran to her grandma’s house and called the police.
Oakland County Undersheriff Michael McCabe said the little girl did exactly what she should have done. He said the little girl screamed and kicked and ran when the assailant fell down. McCabe said who knows what would have happened if she didn’t do that.
According to McCabe, this is the second attempted abduction in the area for 2017.
In January, two black men in a light blue minivan attempted to kidnap two kids who were walking home from school. The incident occurred roughly a block from the most recent event. According to those kids – a 7-year-old boy and 11-year-old girl – the van pulled up and behind them, and someone yelled, “Hurry and grab them.”
The children ran as fast as they could to a local community center where employees called the police. Those suspects have yet to be caught.
The teen, unfortunately, did not get a great look at her would-be assailant’s face but said he weighed about 180 pounds, was 5 feet, 9 inches tall and was black. She said he wore a black hooded sweatshirt and black pants.
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