A young girl claims she was almost kidnapped Thursday afternoon.
It happened in the Woodmen Hills neighborhood, near the Woodmen Hills recreation center east, northeast of Colorado Springs.
The 13-year-old was reportedly walking home alone around 3 p.m. Thursday afternoon from the rec center when the incident occurred. She says she was originally supposed to walk home with friends, but she says they got in an argument and the group left without her.
Alone, she says she she was walking south on Meridian Ranch Road. Her home is apparently about a mile and a half away from the center. After walking a block, the girl claims a man stopped his car next to her and asked if she needed a ride. When she said no, the girl says the man tried to grab her arm. That's when her instincts kicked in and she ran home to safety and then called the police.
The suspect is described as a white male in his late twenties or early thirties. He reportedly has a clean-shaven face and was last seen wearing a baseball cap and dark hoodie. The vehicle he was driving is reportedly a faded, red, four-door sedan.
Anyone with information about the attempted kidnapping is asked to call the El Paso County Sheriff's office at 390-5555.