Teen Snatched From Street Manages To Escape
BALTIMORE (WJZ)— A teenager tells police she was abducted in East Baltimore, but she managed to escape. Now detectives are searching for the man who allegedly snatched her off the street.
Adam May reports the woman gave police a very detailed description of her kidnapper.
A 19-year-old woman walking down the 900-block of N. Milton Avenue on Friday night claims she was abducted by a man in an SUV.
“The victim was walking down the street when the suspect stopped his vehicle, asked her if she wanted a ride. She declined. Then the suspect got out of his vehicle, grabbed the victim and forcefully put her into the vehicle with him,” said Jeremy Silbert, Baltimore City Police.
While inside the SUV, the victim says she refused to perform a sex act and later escaped in the 200-block of N. Highland Avenue near Patteron Park.
“It’s a whole bunch of little girls around here that’s grown up in this neighborhood that I know that I wouldn’t want to have to worry about somebody driving around trying to rape them,” said Dee Nolan, neighbor.
The suspect’s SUV is described as dark-colored with a tan stripe on the side. If you know him or that vehicle, call 911.
“The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 30-40 years old. He is a short, heavy-set individual with prescription bottle glasses. He has dark hair, and last night he was wearing a baseball cap with a grey sweater, blue jeans and tan boots,” Silbert said.
A man who lives on Milton, where the woman says she was abducted, says crime seems to be down in that area.
“Since last year the police have been doing a very good job with sitting around the neighborhood watching out for that type of activity,” said Carl Sanders. “A lot less crime.”
The woman says she was able to get out of the suspect’s vehicle about a mile from where she was abducted.