Police: Teen fights off man who attempts kidnapping

by: Erica Byfield Updated:

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DUNWOODY, Ga. —

A 17-year-old girl said a man tried to kidnap her on a busy Dunwoody road.
 
Police told Channel 2 Action News the attempted kidnapping happened at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. The teen was walking near the intersection of Chamblee Dunwoody Road and Cotillion Drive.
 
Detectives said a man pulled up in a white work-type van and asked the girl if she wanted a ride.
 
Dunwoody police Sgt. Mike Carlson told Channel 2's Erica Byfield the girl refused the suspect’s invitation.
 
"He ended up trying to put her in the van. She did fight back. She ended up striking the suspect in the groin before he finally released her. He got back in the van and turned around," Carlson said. 
 
Police do not have a license plate number to release.  According to the victim, the van was missing windows. 
 
A GBI artist crafted a sketch of the suspect.
 
Anyone with information can contact the Crimestoppers tip line at 404-577-8477. A $2,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest.