A man driving along a street in Pacifica tried to kidnap a girl Monday afternoon, but she was able to escape his grasp and flee, according to the Pacifica Police Department.
About 4:55 p.m., officers responded to the area of Hickey Boulevard and Firecrest Avenue on a report of an attempted kidnapping, police said. The suspect drove up to a girl who was walking on the sidewalk and began honking the horn. He then yelled at the victim to get into his vehicle. When the victim did not comply, the suspect exited the vehicle, grabbed the victim and forced her into the vehicle, police said. The victim was able to pull away from the suspect and fled on foot.
The suspect then fled the area in his vehicle, last seen driving on Hickey Boulevard toward Highway 35. The girl was not injured, police said.
The suspect is described as 30 to 40 years old, 5 feet, 6 inches tall with a trimmed beard, thin build and wearing a black shirt, blue jeans and black shoes.
The suspect vehicle was described as a newer black Volkswagen four-door sedan with tinted windows. It had Texas license plates with unknown numbers, police said.
Anyone with information about the attempted kidnapping is asked to contact the Pacifica Police department at 650-738-7314. Anonymous tips may be left on the Silent Witness Hotline at 650-359-4444 or online at www.cityofpacifica.org/depts/police.