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Hemet kidnap suspect attacks girl, evades cops

Hemet police released this sketch of a man who they say tried to kidnap a 16-year-old girl as she walked home from school near Cornell Street and Sequoia Lane on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011.

September 22, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A man who police say tried to kidnap a 16-year-old girl in Hemet remains on the loose.

The incident occurred at about 3 p.m. Wednesday when the girl was walking home from school near Cornell Street and Sequoia Lane.

Police say the man pulled his car into a driveway, blocking the sidewalk in front of her. He then got out of his car and offered the girl a ride home. When she refused, police say the man grabbed the girl and pushed her into a tree. The girl was able to get away. She ran home and reported the incident.

Police described the suspect as a white man in his early to mid 20s and between 5 feet 9 inches and 6 feet tall. He had a muscular build and was wearing brown or tan pants and a black and red baseball cap.

He was also driving a white Ford Ranger pickup without a tailgate.