Girl Escapes Attempted Kidnapping

By: KKTV Email
By: KKTV Email

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.

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  • by Anonymous Location: Woodmen Hills on Jun 22, 2008 at 08:14 PM
    I live in Woodmen Hills its a niceas well as expensive area but like everywhere it's not immune to crime as we would like to be for our family. I believe this baby is telling the truth and have no reason in the world to fabricate a story of such.I have a daughter as well Mama you did the right thing defend your baby you know what your kid is capable of.I am lost for words that grown ups would react to a scared child in such a manner.such comments like those make it hard for a child to report such things because the fear of the public judgement toward them being so negative.I am so happy she is safe and I wish yoiu all well.May God Bless
  • by unknown Location: springs on Jun 22, 2008 at 11:42 AM
    why would this baby lie i think she is telling the truth.. i think is the kidnapper who tried to take her, are saying these things 8:37 and 12:27
  • by SS on Jun 21, 2008 at 04:42 PM
    This 13 year old is my daughter, and believe me this story is not made up. Also, these friends were her 16 year old brother, and her two younger siblings. My daughter was in shock when we got home. She is now affraid to be left alone, and doesn't even want to go outside. She wakes up in the middle of the night screaming. She is a quite, shy, and very grown up 13 year old girl. It took a lot of courage for her to do these interviews, and only did so to warn other people. My daughter did not make the 911 call as she went to our neighbors home and called her father. He is the one who called the police. She was very upset and crying on the phone when I spoke to her. While there are some attention seeking girls who may do this as a revenge thing, my daughter is not like that. She is a Christian who spends most of her free time reading and dreams of becoming a missionary. She has never been one prone to dramatics and hates the spotlight.
  • by WJ Location: CS on Jun 21, 2008 at 11:27 AM
    I think she made this up to make her "friends" feel bad for leaving her after their arguement. I'd like to hear the 911 call to see if she even sounds out of breath from "running" home.
  • by Fishy on Jun 21, 2008 at 07:37 AM
    Something sounds fishy with this.
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