Man Tries to Kidnap Woman at Mast Park in Santee: SDSO

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department said the woman was approached by two men in a car at Mast Park on Carlton Hills Boulevard on Oct. 6, one of whom tried to grab her

Deputies released a sketch Wednesday of a man who allegedly followed an 18-year-old woman at a park in Santee and tried to grab her – a case being investigated as an attempted kidnapping.

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department (SDSO) said the incident happened at around 12 p.m. on Oct. 6 at Mast Park, located at 9125 Carlton Hills Blvd. Investigators released details of the alleged crime for the first time Wednesday.

According to the SDSO, the woman told deputies that two men in a silver car followed her as she walked in the parking. The passenger made catcalls at her, she said.

The young woman kept walking but the men continued to follow her, so she ran to her car. Then, the man in the passenger seat allegedly grabbed the woman’s arm, according to the SDSO. The woman broke free, ran to her car and locked herself in her vehicle until the men drove away.

The woman was not hurt, deputies said.

The woman was able to give a description of the passenger to the SDSO, but was not able to remember what the driver looked like. She said the man who grabbed her was between 20 and 30 years old and wore black sunglasses and a black baseball cap. With that, officials were able to put together a sketch of the suspect.

The attempted kidnapping remains under investigation. Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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