Sketch released, witness sought in attempted kidnapping

The girl told police she got away after a man in a green truck confronted the suspect

Portland police released this sketch of a man wanted for an attempted kidnapping. He is an adult black male, in his 30s, about 6-feet tall and last seen wearing a white T-shirt, dark pants and a red Chicago Bulls cap, Nov. 22, 2015 (PPB)
Portland police released this sketch of a man wanted for an attempted kidnapping. He is an adult black male, in his 30s, about 6-feet tall and last seen wearing a white T-shirt, dark pants and a red Chicago Bulls cap, Nov. 22, 2015 (PPB)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Portland detectives released a forensic sketch of a man suspected of trying to kidnap a teenage girl in Northeast Portland Friday afternoon.

According to police, the incident happened around 4:30 p.m. Friday on the 5200 block of Northeast 92nd Avenue.

The 13-year-old victim’s father told KOIN 6 News she was walking to pick her younger siblings up from a nearby bus stop when the man tried to abduct her.

“She started walking a little bit faster, and the guy also started walking faster,” her father, who wished to remain anonymous, said. “He pushed her to the ground and then grabbed her.”

The girl told police she screamed and kicked as she was dragged for several blocks into some bushes by the entrance of Sumner Estates Mobile Home Park. A man in a green truck saw what was going on and confronted the suspect.

“That’s when she ran away,” her father said.

She described the suspect as a black man in his 30s, about 6-feet tall wearing a white T-shirt, dark pants and a red Chicago Bulls cap.

Her father said she’s doing OK since the incident, but now she and her siblings are afraid to go outside. The scariest part, her father said, was that it happened on a weekday afternoon in plain sight.

Police would like to speak with anyone who may have witnessed the attempted abduction.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Detective Lori Fonken at 503.823.1081.

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