14-Year-Old Girl Escapes Redwood City Kidnap Attempt

REDWOOD CITY (BCN) – Redwood City police were searching for a man suspected of attempting to kidnap a 14-year-old girl Monday afternoon, police officials said.

The girl was walking in the 100 block of Arch Street at around 4:30 p.m. when a man drove his car into a driveway, blocking her path.

The suspect opened the door of his car, threatened the girl, and ordered her into his car, police said.

The girl refused and the suspect drove away. He was last seen driving eastbound on Hopkins Avenue.

The suspect was described as a white man in his 40s, with short gray hair and a heavyset build.

The man’s car was described as a newer model, gray, four-door sedan, with dry cleaning hanging in the driver side rear window, police said.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call the Redwood City police at (650) 780-7100.


CONTACT: Redwood City police (650) 780-7100


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  • Tom

    The title of the article indicates the plural form of girl, indicating more than one, while the article refers to one girl. Was it really Redwood City? Redwood City, California, or Redwood City in some other state or country? We can count on quality from the media only when it comes to advertisements.

    • sarah

      Well excuse the entire world for not having suitable grammar for your liking. Personally, I sort of skipped over the minor mistake and thought about the ATTEMPTED KIDNAPPING!
      How about you take a stress pill and think about this. It’s too bad you can’t buy sympathy, because half your income would need to go towards it.
      Have a lovely day.

      • Mandy

        Thank you for writing about this creep. For him to try to kidnap me, and threaten.. Well, it’s just weird and scary. I hope they find him!!

  • Dixie

    Check to see who just picked up their clothes from the cleaners.

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