STANTON – A 17-year-old girl with a dog was able to fight off a man who grabbed her and tried to force her into a car Monday evening, police said.
The girl screamed and pushed the attacker away until she was able to run to a nearby business, where she called her sister, said Jim Amormino, spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.
Police released a sketch of the unidentified man and are asking for the public’s help in locating him.
The attempted abduction happened about 7:20 p.m., as the girl was walking her dog north on Dale Street, Amormino said.
The teenager saw the man standing in the driveway of an apartment complex, he said.
“He came toward her, grabbed her by the waist,” Amormino said. “She fought him off. He did say, ‘Stop fighting, it’s not going to help.’ ”
The girl continued to scream and push the man away as he pointed and forced her toward a newer model gray Infiniti, Amormino said. She was able to get away from the man and ran toward a liquor store at Dale Street and Cerritos Avenue.
The teen called her sister and her boyfriend, who picked her up from the store. Once home, the girl called 911, Amormino said.
The attacker was described as an Asian man, about 23 years old and 5 feet, 6 inches tall. He had a thin build, with black hair, and was wearing a white shirt with red draw strings and skinny jeans, Amormino said.
Deputies were able to contact a witness who witnessed the incident, he said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact officials at 855-TIP-OCCS or 855-847-6227, orcrimestoppers.org.
By SALVADOR HERNANDEZ/ THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
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