Fontana Woman Turns Camera on Suspected Stalker

When a driver followed her in Fontana, a woman took photos to help police ID the man and his vehicle

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    "It's unbelievable," says Fontana resident Anna Marie Garcia. Not far from Garcia’s home, a man attempted to kidnap a woman, who was able to take photos of the potential assailant before escaping. The woman ducked inside a nearby Carl’s Jr. to wait out the man. Beverly White reports.

    A 22-year-old woman stalked Wednesday afternoon by a man in a blue 2010 Mitsubishi Endeavor used her cellphone-camera to snap a photo of the man and his vehicle, according to police.

    The woman took the photos at the intersection of Sierra and Merrill in Fontana.

    "She was walking down the street when she noticed that someone was following her. She ducked inside a business to try and avoid this person that was following her," said Lt. Mark Weissmann, of the Fontana Police Department. "She came out 20 minutes later and noticed he was still following her. At some point while she was walking away the second time, he actually cut her off."

    Investigators praised the victim for snapping pictures with her cellphone after the man jumped out and chased her on foot. They said she hid inside a nearby Carl's Jr.

    "It's unbelievable," said Fontana resident Anna Marie Garcia. "I live down here. I have little ones, and I'm concerned now. I'm concerned because I didn't think it would happen right here. This is new to me."

    The attempted kidnapper is a Hispanic man in a blue shirt. He's about 35 years old and weighs around 225 pounds.

    "We don't want to take the chance and wait," Weissmann said. "We're hoping that somebody calls in who knows this individual or this vehicle, so we can put him where he belongs."

    Anyone with any information is asked to call the Fontana Police Department Tip Line at (909) 350-TIPS.

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