Teen fights off attempted kidnappers

SAN DIEGO – A teenaged girl escaped an attempted kidnapping in Emerald Hills Thursday after being dragged alongside a van with several men inside, police said.

sexual assaultThe 17-year-old victim walked passed a white Dodge Caravan with white rims and tinted windows parked near Euclid and Lisa Avenues just before 4 p.m. Wednesday, according to San Diego police officer David Stafford. A black man in the passenger seat opened the door and grabbed her, he said.

The van began to drive away dragging the girl, Stafford said.  She fought back and eventually broke free from the suspect’s grasp, falling to the street.

Police said the van drove eastbound on Market Street and had four to five black men inside.  The driver was heavy-set.

She was transported to a trauma center and was treated for a head wound, police said.

Anyone with information has been asked to contact SDPD’s Southern Division.