The girl managed to escape. The incident happened last Saturday on the 11900 block of South Crenshaw Boulevard in Hawthorne.
"He grabs her, he places her in a small, red compact car, drives her out of the area for about 10 minutes [and] he parks in an alley," said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Dep. Aura Lidman. "He then takes the 14-year-old inside of a condominium-type complex area where he attempted to rape her."
Police released a composite sketch of the suspect. He's described as an African-American man in his mid-30s, with black hair and brown eyes. He's 6 feet tall and weighs about 300 pounds.
The suspect has tattoos, including one on his neck that reads "Lil Big Mo" and a tribal band on his right arm.
He was last seen driving a red 1990s four-door compact car.
Anyone with information was urged to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department at (877) 710-LASD.