An unnamed Macon County 18-year-old female narrowly avoided being kidnapped Monday.
Sheriff's deputies received an emergency call around 6:30 p.m. on Monday, September 16. The caller told police that the attempted kidnapping happened near the New Cambria City Park.
According to the report, the victim told investigators she had been walking west on Morgan Street in New Cambria when she saw a black van pull up and the driver partially blocked her path with the vehicle and asked the victim for directions.
As she started to answer, the report said another man approached her from behind, grabbed her by the shirt and yelled at her to get into the van.
Police say the victim fought back by striking the second man in the face and she was able to escape his grip and run through the park to get away.
The van took off in the direction of Route Z.
The victim provided detailed descriptions of both of her assailants and their vehicle.
She described the driver was a white male, approximately 50 years of age with a long, scruffy, full-face, black beard. She said he had long black hair and was wearing a black T-shirt. She described his voice as being raspy like he was a heavy smoker.
She described the second man as a heavy set/chubby, bald white male, approximately 30-40 years of age, wearing a white T-shirt. He had a distinctive tattoo near his elbow, a sugar skull on his right arm with blue and green flowers. He also had a sleeve tattoo on the same arm.
The men were traveling in an all-black Chevy Astro Van with three windows on each side.
Macon County Sheriff Kevin Shoemaker told our sister station
on Tuesday afternoon that his office has received some leads and that the investigation is continuing.
If you have any information about the incident that could possible help investigators, you are asked to call the Macon County Sheriff's Office at 660-385-2062.