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Teen girl escapes abduction try on city's South Side

Published: Wed, December 15, 2010 @ 6:01 p.m.

YOUNGSTOWN — Police and the parents of a 16-year-old Chaney High School student want help from the community in finding the man who tried to pull the girl into his van as she walked home from school.

According to police reports, the teenager was walking near Shady Run Road on the South Side after getting off the school bus just after 4 p.m. Tuesday when an elderly white man with a scruffy beard pulled alongside her driving a dark blue SUV. The girl said the man tried to pull her into the vehicle.

The girl told police she began fighting with the man, but he would not let her go. She said the fighting continued until the man was startled by a passing car and she was able to break free.

“I was so scared when I ran home. I couldn’t even tell my cousin what happened. I was too scared to talk,” the girl said about the attempted abduction.

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1Stan(9923 comments)posted 5 years, 7 months ago

The SouthSide trash is getting bolder by the day .

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2Lifes2Short(3882 comments)posted 5 years, 7 months ago

What pieces of useless filth.

This happened Monday in Howland...

Howland Girl Attacked by Man at Bus Stop

A 17-year-old Howland girl said she was attacked by a man Monday morning while waiting for the bus outside of her Ridge Road home.

She told police a man approached her saying "I need money for Christmas for my kids." He then grabbed the girl by her hair and jacket.

She got away, and he ran.

She described him as a dark-skinned black male wearing a black coat and a hoodie.


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3mrblue(1175 comments)posted 5 years, 7 months ago

Another low life---another incident on the South Side---will it ever end? It is good that this young girl was able to get away because there is no telling what could have happened.

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4TeresaB(82 comments)posted 5 years, 7 months ago

Good job pointing that out. I firmly agree that at least 50% of these stories (when dealing with teenagers) are either as you say an angry girl or more likely, a young girl wanting attention.

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5Freeatlast(1991 comments)posted 5 years, 7 months ago

This happens 2 or 3 times a day in Boardman . But I hear it is covered up .

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6Tigerlily(509 comments)posted 5 years, 7 months ago

Censoredship, the holes in the report may not be the girl's but the VIndy's. They tend not to be very consistent with grammar or spelling here, so why would they be consistent with their usage of van versus SUV?

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