A 16-year-old girl walking home from Menlo-Atherton High School was the target of an attempted kidnapping on July 10, Menlo Park police have reported.
A man driving a white pick-up truck followed the girl and reportedly tried to lure her into his vehicle near the intersection of Ringwood Avenue and Oakwood Drive at 3:15 p.m. He asked the girl how old she was, then grabbed her hands and began pulling her toward his truck, police said.
An unknown witness yelled at the man, and he released the girl, who ran home and reported the incident to the police, said Acting Sgt. Matthew Ortega.
The truck was last seen heading north on Van Buren Avenue. The suspected kidnapper is described as a Hispanic man with bushy eyebrows, in his early 20s, about 5 feet 1 inch tall, and weighing about 145 pounds.