Woman Says Man Tried to Kidnap Her at Gas Station

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A woman says a stranger tried to kidnap her at a local gas station. She told police it happened at the Shell station on at 506 Garden of the Gods, just west of I-25 in Colorado Springs.

It's a busy gas station on a major road in Colorado Springs. Word it's also the site of an attempted kidnapping is a little surprising to those who come by often.

"This is a neighborhood I would think maybe no,” said a driver named Cheri. “But nobody is immune to that kind of thing.”

Police say just before 2:00 a.m. Tuesday a woman was sitting in her car at the gas station when a man she didn't know walked up and grabbed her arm. He reportedly opened her door and tried to pull her to his car.

“In such a busy area it seems kind of strange, but it seems like it’s happening all over anymore, which is even more scary,” said Robin who works nearby.

The woman said the stranger punched her as they fought, but he drove away when she managed to break free and get help.

Here's how police describe the suspect:
He's a black man, about 30 years old, and was driving what police say is a light blue, older model, 2 door car. The woman was taken to the hospital for treatment for some minor injuries.

If you know anything about the suspect or this incident, call CrimeStoppers at 634-STOP.