Man Tries To Lure Teenager Into Car


PUEBLO, Colo. Police say a 15-year-old girl was almost kidnapped.

It was around 11 a.m. on Wednesday when a man verbally attempted to get a teenager inside his car. It happened near East 8th Street and Monument in Pueblo.

The driver told the teenager that he knew her mother and to get into the vehicle for a ride. It was reported that the driver seemed nice at first, but quickly became angry when the girl didn't get into the car. Police say the man began yelling, "get in." The girl managed to get away.

11 News spoke to some people who live nearby.

"In this area, it makes me worry now. You know, we've been living here for quite a few years and we really haven't had anything like that happen. It alarms me, it does," Richard Martinez said.

We also spoke to a 13-year-old girl who says she always walks with a group of friends just to be safe. Ayanna Vijal said, "It's harder for one person to take down a bunch in a group than one person."

The driver is described as a heavyset white male. He was seen driving southbound on Monument in a red-colored SUV with a tan bumper.

Pueblo police searched the area, but were unable to locate the vehicle. Police say the driver has been seen in the area before.

Police are asking for your help. If you have any information about this incident or the suspect, you can call Pueblo Crime Stoppers at 542-STOP (542-7867). You don't have to give your name.


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