Police in Pasadena Saturday sought the public’s in finding a man who forced a woman into his car, only to have her fight her way out and run away.
Shortly after 10 p.m. Friday the victim was walking home on Marengo Avenue at Penn Street when the suspect drove alongside her and tried to speak with her, according to a news statement from the Pasadena Police Department.
The victim ignored him, prompting him to stop and get out of his car. He approached her and physically forced her into the front passenger seat. He managed to close the door and re-enter the driver’s side, the statement said.
“In her effort to escape, the victim struck the suspect once in the face and once in the groin and managed to exit the vehicle,” according to the statement. “The suspect then drove away north and out of sight.”
The suspect was described as a clean shaven, bald black man in his late 30s with a medium complexion and was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans.
He was last seen driving a gray newer model Honda CRV or similar type vehicle and stock in appearance.
Anyone with any information regarding the suspect or his vehicle was asked to call the Pasadena Police Department at (626) 744-4241.
—City News Service
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