Teen Kidnapped, Jumps Out Of Car To Escape

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A teenage girl was snatched away by someone she thought was trying to help her.

The 16-year-old was stranded when she got a flat tire at 13th and Elizabeth in Pueblo. One man stopped, changed her tire and left. Another man pulled over and told her he'd take her to a tire shop.

The teen says she got in the car, and the pair took off towards what she presumed was the tire shop--until the suspect drove past one without stopping. He turned to her after driving by the shop, and told her she had to show him something, then started tugging at her clothes.

When the suspect exited the Highway 50 Bypass, the teen got her chance to escape. She jumped out of the car, and was soon picked by the man who had originally helped her. He drove her to the police station.

The man told officers that after changing the teen’s tire, he went to get something to eat. When he returned to his office, he noticed the girl’s car still parked in the lot. He thought she must have locked her keys in the car and left on foot. The man told officers that he drove around and spotted the girl near I-25. He picked her up and after learning what happened, he immediately brought her to the Pueblo Police Department.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic man with a bigger build. He had multiple tattoos along his entire right arm and a small tattoo on the right side of his face. He mentioned something about living in Rocky Ford.

If you know anything about this kidnapping, police want to hear from you. Call crime stoppers in Pueblo at 542-STOP

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