BEAVERTON, Ore. – Beaverton police are looking for a man who tried to kidnap a 16-year-old girl Wednesday afternoon.
The victim told police she was walking home from school along Southwest Erickson Avenue toward Allen Boulevard when a chubby man with red hair walking in the opposite direction passed her on the sidewalk. The man turned around, ran back to the girl and grabbed her arm, she told police.
The man was holding the girl’s arm with his right hand and a knife in his left hand, she said. He threatened to hurt her and tried to force her into a car at a nearby apartment complex.
"I hear someone running, thought it was another person but then I feel someone grabs me, holds me really tight around my shoulder," the teen said. "He had a knife in his other hand and said he was going to kill me and he tried to drag me to his car. "
Before the man could force her into the car, a woman walked out of the apartment complex and startled him. He let go of the girl’s arm and she ran to her apartment. She was not hurt.
The suspect ran to the car and drove away on Erickson Avenue.
The suspect, described as 5-foot-6 and in his 30s, was wearing glasses, a gray hooded sweatshirt, blue shirt and gray shorts that may have had a white stripe, the victim told police. He was driving a dark sedan.
Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call Beaverton police.
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