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Girl, 12, fights off man trying to abduct her

The search continues for a man who tried to drag a young girl into a wooded area.

The attack happened at an apartment complex in Maine Township May 1.

Police say the man grabbed a 12-year-old girl as she rode her bike.

But the girl fought him off and bit his hand as he covered her mouth.

The girl got away, ran home, and her mother called police.

Authorities say the suspect is between 20 and 30 years old.

He’s 5’8″ to 5″10″ and weighs between 170 and 190 pounds.

He was wearing  an orange and brown hooded sweatshirt, with black and white pants.

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7 Comments to “Girl, 12, fights off man trying to abduct her”

    Trish said:
    May 3, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    Way to go lttle one……always fight, glad you are ok.

    Goat Meat said:
    May 3, 2013 at 5:21 PM

    They say that in this situation if someone grabs you while on a bike…..hold onto the bike, it's hard to drag someone anywhere with a bulky bicycle attached.

    sharong4 said:
    May 4, 2013 at 8:21 AM

    She should have hit him with the bike. Glad the child made it. That is 1 less child someone has to bury. God Bless You.

    mlg4035 said:
    May 5, 2013 at 4:51 AM

    Woo Hoo! Let's hear it for girl power. Good for you little girl!

    lynn said:
    May 6, 2013 at 8:35 AM

    Maybe a description including race would help. It's hard to tell from the sketch. I'm so glad this little girl is o.k. Please find this man & destroy him.

    kmkr said:
    May 6, 2013 at 1:50 PM

    Sounds exactly like an abduction and rape of a little girl in PBC florida a few weeks ago. Close in the description, too.

    deej said:
    May 6, 2013 at 5:25 PM

    good job little girl you the bomb.

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