ATTEMPTED ABDUCTION: Teen Gets Away

attempted abduction

Des Moines police are investigating an attempted abduction.

It happened around 8:30 Monday night near 6th Avenue and New York Avenue.

An 18-year-old female North High School student says a man in a truck tried to grab her as she walked home. She says she stayed late at school to catch up on classwork.

The teen told police a truck began to follow her and the driver honked the horn. Passengers inside the truck were also yelling at her.

The student says she ignored them until a passengers tried to grab her. That’s when the truck ran over her left foot. She was able to get away.

The case remains under investigation.