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15-year-old girl escapes would-be kidnapper on walk to school


Ontario police have released a composite sketch of a man who reportedly followed and attempted to kidnap a 15-year-old girl as she walked to school.

The Colony High School student told police she first noticed a man about 7 a.m. Wednesday in a gray truck near Turner Avenue and Golden Trails Road, Sgt. David McBride of the Ontario Police Department said.

The truck would pass the teenager, turn around and keep following her as she walked, he said.

After turning onto the 3000 block of South Rocky Lane, the girl began to run, McBride said. The truck cut her off by pulling into a driveway, at which point the man grabbed her.

The girl broke free and ran to a nearby home for help as the man sped off, McBride said. Police searched the area but found no sign of the man or the truck.

Investigators are working to warn area schools and the public about the attempted kidnapping, Cpl. Bill Russell said.

"We're doing everything we can to take this person into custody," he said.

The man is described as heavy-set, in his late 40s with short or shaved hair. He was wearing a gray T-shirt and driving a 2008 or 2009 gray Dodge pickup, a "Mega Cab" model with stock-sized wheels.

Police ask anyone with information to call Det. Ron Watson at (909) 395-2804.


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