San Jacinto

16-Year-Old Girl Narrowly Escapes Kidnapping

Police seek the public's help in finding a would-be kidnapper.

A 16-year-old girl was the target of an attempted kidnapping in San Jacinto Wednesday, police said.

The victim told police she was walking home from North Mountain High School around 12:15 p.m. when she noticed a newer, red compact car following her.

Near Sagecrest Drive and Chase Street, the vehicle stopped behind the victim. A man got out of the car, grabbed the teen and tried to carry her away.

When the girl screamed for help, the would-be kidnapper dropped her, ran back to the car and fled.

Another student in the area came to the victim’s aid and called 911.

The suspect is described as a man in his early 20s, around 6 feet tall and weighing 230 pounds. He has brown hair and was wearing thick black framed reading glasses at the time of the incident.

A composite sketch was made of the suspect. Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator Doug Frey at 951-654-2702.

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