Neighbors Worried About Man Who Tried to Kidnap Jogger in Park - NBC Southern California

Neighbors Worried About Man Who Tried to Kidnap Jogger in Park



    Man Tries to Kidnap Jogger

    Police are searching for a man who attempted to kidnap a woman jogging at a park in Cerritos. Hetty Chang reports for NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Friday, June 24, 2016. (Published Saturday, June 25, 2016)

    A man may have been watching his victim before he attempted to kidnap her.

    Neighbors who live near Cerritos Park East feel their sense of safety shattered.

    "It's crazy because nothing ever happens around here," said Samuel Kim.

    The incident happened Monday night around 9 p.m. near Hampton Court and 166th Street in Cerritos. Detectives said a woman on an evening jog noticed a man ride past her on a bike and then moments later he came from behind, wrapped a cloth around her head and tried to kidnap her.

    It is a frightening thought for Vivian Chen who said she's always felt safe until now.

    "After dinner we will walk around -- there's so many neighbors that walk around and we don't have to be afraid of anything," she said.

    Despite the attacker covering her head, the victim fought and screamed. She managed to get away but so did he.

    "You always have to be careful," said John Crawford. "Just because you live in a neighborhood that has lower crime rate does not mean there's no crime."

    Detectives had no description of the man.

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