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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.


21 Comments to “Teen fights off attempted kidnappers”

    NAHTYGAL said:
    March 29, 2013 at 7:07 AM


    Bib clary said:
    March 29, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    I wonder if this had anything to do with a sex slavery operation. This seemed to be an organized attempt and not just a random event.

    Brandon said:
    March 29, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    not old enough for concealed carry. THAT WOULD HAVE TAUGHT THOSE THUGS!!! Couple bullets up their ass. The FBI says most kidnap victims are DEAD 3hrs after kidnapping.

    teremist said:
    March 29, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    School auditoriums and gyms ought to be used to teach girls self defense. I would BET there are thousands of able bodied vets and police officers who would volunteer. ENOUGH of being helpless victims!……..Predators should face a mandatory death sentence, period.

      MomOf5 said:
      March 29, 2013 at 11:09 AM

      The school my teens attend, teach self-defense lessons to grade nine students.

      kimberley said:
      March 31, 2013 at 3:34 PM

      YES!! IN MASSACHUSETTS TOO! i would love taking self-defence

    Frank Reynolds said:
    March 29, 2013 at 11:50 AM

    WTF is wrong w/ people??

    I wonder how many of these incidents occur that we don't hear about.

    Gigantodog said:
    March 29, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    Maybe the kids should be carrying guns to protect themselves from the adults.

    PS To whomever wrote this story: it’s “walked PAST the van” not “walked PASSED the van”

      Kristin said:
      March 29, 2013 at 1:05 PM

      This is horrible and there should be more done to help protect the kids out there from these people!

      **I was wondering if anyone else had caught the spelling error, it's a shame that it wasn't caught before being published.

      SDMama said:
      March 29, 2013 at 1:30 PM

      Um no….sorry. "Past" is a measure of time. "Passed" is the past participle of the verb "pass". If you're going to correct someone in a crappy way at least look it up first and make sure you can justify being crappy. Just saying.

        JustSayin' said:
        March 29, 2013 at 2:22 PM

        Um no…SDMama, in this sentence the word "past" is a preposition; passed is the past tense of the verb "pass". In this sentence, the verb is "walked". "Past", when used as a preposition essentially means "beyond". A past participle generally refers to a completed action like, "she passed the van"; in this story however the attempted abduction took place as she walked "past" the van, never actually completing the action of passing the van. Gigantodog is correct here and actually didn't seem to be making a "crappy" correction, just pointing out the error.

        jdm said:
        March 29, 2013 at 2:31 PM

        Not sure whether to laugh at this or not. I'm just going to assume you didn't follow your own advice and look it up. Type "past vs passed" in Google, and I think you'll see what I mean.

        LisaW said:
        March 30, 2013 at 1:52 PM

        then say she passed the van, it is still crap grammar.
        you do not walk passed anything. SMH

        jpl said:
        March 30, 2013 at 9:00 PM
    Grammar Police said:
    March 29, 2013 at 2:11 PM

    actually it's "walked pass". Just saying.

    Michael Santos said:
    March 30, 2013 at 8:54 PM

    I think some of you posters need a time out.

    Angel said:
    March 31, 2013 at 12:26 AM

    Does it really matter how to spell the dang word!!!! This young lady was attacked and was almost raped and or murdered! Spell the dang word anyway you want! Can we please focus on the issue and not grammar!

      rape surviver said:
      March 31, 2013 at 7:05 PM

      Thank you, Angel! As a victim of multiple rapes as an autistic teenager it appals me that a d**n word is more important to people than the innocense of a CHILD. But it doesn't surprise me either. For those of you that think a typo is worth more than her life, I hope for the sake of your children that you don't have any.

        rape surviver said:
        March 31, 2013 at 7:44 PM

        but then, i know you aren't actually going to read what I wrote since i spelled some words wrong. TO THE GIRL THAT WAS ALMOST KIDNAPPED, I'm proud of you! Keep strong and above all, remember you survived because you were meant to LIVE.

    17 soilder said:
    April 1, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    its me the17 year old girl.. :( thanks for some of u guys support umade me stronger .. god bless you all and thank god im alive

    Mason said:
    April 4, 2013 at 9:05 AM


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