Teen stops to help kittens on the road, fights off attempted abduction
VANCOUVER – A 17-year-old Nanaimo teen was left shaken and with cuts and bruises after fighting off an attempted early morning abduction.
Mounties say the incident took place on Wilkinson Road near the Cedar Bridge.
The teen was driving home at about 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday when she saw some kittens on the road who appeared to be attempting to cross. She was concerned for their safety, so she got out of her car to help them.
Police say that is when a car pulled up and a man got out and approached her. They spoke a little and as the teen was walking back to her car she was attacked and thrown to the ground.
She fought back and at one point, lost consciousness. Eventually the man ran back to his car and drove off. The teen managed to drive herself home and called 9-1-1.
Police say the suspect is described as Caucasian, 20-25 years of age, with short hair. He was wearing baggy low jeans, a white or grey T-shirt and a flat-brim dark baseball cap.
The vehicle he was driving was an older model white, 1990 to 1995 Honda Civic or possibly a Toyota. There was a dark pin stripe along the door panel and a small spoiler on the trunk. Police say it also sounded very loud and there was a blue light associated to the vehicle.
If you have information on this incident, please contact Constable Shane Desjardines of the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. You can also submit your tip online, by logging onto www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com
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