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Teen fights off attacker in Lake Elsinore with spiked track shoe

Teen kidnap suspect
Lake Elsinore police were searching Friday for a man who tried to kidnap a 15-year-old girl as she walked home from school. She fought him off, hitting him with her spiked track shoe.

The incident happened Wednesday afternoon at Grand Avenue and Fairview Street, just a few blocks from Lakeside High School.

The girl was walking to the intersection when a man in a blue Honda Accord with tinted windows rolled down his driver’s side window and asked if she needed a ride. The girl ignored him.

Moments later, he went up to her and grabbed her with both hands. The girl fought him off, hitting him with a spiked track shoe.

She ran home and called police, said Sgt. Joe Borja with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

The Honda was last seen driving south on Grand Avenue away from the location. The attacker is described as white, about 5-feet-7 and 160 pounds. He had a shaved head, several tattoos on his neck and a piercing in his upper right lip and right eye brow. He was last seen wearing a dark T-shirt and colored pants.

Anyone with information can call the Lake Elsinore Police Department at (951) 245-3300.

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Photo: Suspect sketch. Credit: Lake Elsinore Police Department.

 
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