Attempted kidnapping reported Saturday morning in Atherton


The Atherton Police Department is looking for evidence in a suspected kidnapping that took place around 2 a.m. Saturday morning, March 19, on Middlefield Road near Oak Grove Avenue.

The police report says that a 24-year-old woman said that her screams drove off a man who had chased and grabbed her while she was on the phone with a 911 dispatcher reporting that the man was trying to kidnap her.

The police report says the woman was waiting for a bus when a man driving a lowered four-door sedan drove by several times, and solicited her for sex. He got out of his car and chased and caught her while she was on her cellphone reporting the incident, the report says.

Menlo Park and Atherton police responded but could not find the man. The Atherton Police Department is investigating the incident and has asked that anyone with information, including surveillance cameras that might have filmed something, contact it at (650) 688-6500.

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Posted by Harriet
a resident of Downtown North
on Mar 19, 2016 at 9:06 pm

In the meantime secure a can of mace to have handy until they catch the suspect.

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