SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A suspect wanted in connection with the attempted abduction of a 13-year-old girl from a quiet street in San Francisco’s West Portal neighborhood has been arrested, police said Thursday.
San Francisco police said they have arrested 27-year-old Lee Mason Eigl on a charges of kidnapping and assault with intent to commit rape on a person under 18 years old.READ MORE: COVID: Muni To Suspend 'Short' Line Service Citing Vaccine Mandate Staffing Issues
Assistant Police Chief Toney Chaplin said witnesses to the attempted kidnapping provided police with a suspect and suspect’s car descriptions. At about 10:30 p.m., officers spotted the car and began a stake out.
Eigl was arrested around 1 a.m. after he left a local residence and got into the car. He was arrested before he could drive off.
The incident began at about 5 p.m. Wednesday when the teen was confronted as she walking on Forest Side Ave. A man got out of his vehicle, grabbed the girl and forced her into the vehicle.READ MORE: UPDATE: Investigation Underway Into Apparent Shooting On I-580 In Oakland
The incident sent a chill through the quiet neighborhood nestled on San Francisco’s west side.
According to a recording from police dispatch, the operator told officers heading to the scene that — “She (the victim) was in the vehicle screaming, yelling and fighting. And then she got out of the car. The upstairs roommate got out and started yelling at the guy.”
Several witnesses rushed to her aid and pulled her from the car. The suspect then took off in his vehicle, heading south on Forest Side Ave.MORE NEWS: San Francisco Bans City-Funded Travel To States Over Voting Restrictions
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