Kidnapping attempt fails


A girl’s dog may have saved the day by snapping at an attacker who tried to force the 16-year-old girl into a truck.

The attempted kidnapping happened about 7:20 p.m. May 18 in the area of East Eastman Avenue and South Lafayette Street.

According to a police report, the girl was walking her dog when two men she didn’t know in a truck drove slowly next to her and asked her if she wanted a ride.

The girl reportedly declined the drive but the driver got out of the truck, told the girl she knew she wanted a ride and tried to pull her into the truck.

When the girl’s dog snapped at the man, he let go of her and got back into the truck and drove away.

The driver is described as a white man in his late 20s or early 30s. He had short blond hair and was about 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighed about 140 pounds.

The passenger was a white man in his late 20s or early 30s with dark hair. He did not speak and didn’t get out of the truck.

The truck was described as a black 1990s model Toyota with a lot of rust on it.

Police are continuing to investigate.

Anyone with information is urged to call 303-762-2402 or email


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