Colorado Springs police say a would-be kidnapper is on the loose in Colorado Springs.
Police are investigating the kidnap attempt, after a seven-year-old was nearly snatched by a stranger, on the south side of the Springs.
They say it happened on Melville Drive Sunday evening, near South Academy and Hancock, at around 6-o'clock in the evening.
Police say the seven-year-old girl was on the 4500 block of Melville Drive, and says she was almost kidnapped while walking a dog.
The little girl told police that a man tried several times to lure her into his car.
She reportedly told police she ignored the man and ran away before anything could happen.
It was still light out, but police say there were no other witnesses other than the child.
Authorities say she was at a relative's house, and was alone during the attempted kidnapping.
The little girl was not hurt, but police recommend that a child around this age should be accompanied by an adult, even if just walking a dog in their own neighborhood.
The suspect is described as:
Between 45 and 60 years old
Earrings in both ears
Wearing a white shirt and blue pants
Driving a red older model car, possibly 4-doors
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