TEMPLE (July 15, 2013)—Temple police Monday were investigating an attempted kidnapping that happened over the weekend.
The victim told officers she was walking at around 2:20 p.m. Saturday in the 2300 block of West Avenue P when a blue vehicle with Arizona license plates pulled up and a man got out and asked if she needed a ride.
She told officers she refused the ride and had started to walk away when the man grabbed her by the shoulders and tried to push her into the vehicle, police said.
She told officers she struck the man across the face, after which he got back in the vehicle and drove off.
She said the man was white, and was wearing a white shirt and blue jeans.
Investigators are asking anyone with information to call the Temple Police Department at (254) 298-5500.