Teen girl escapes would-be kidnapper in Los Gatos

LOS GATOS, Calif.

It happened Sunday just after 4 p.m. in Los Gatos. The girl was walking on Lark Avenue near the Los Gatos Creek Trail. A man, described as a Hispanic male in his mid-40s, pulled alongside her in a car, offered her a ride, and then tried to kidnap her.

Police say he was driving a small sedan, hatchback or station wagon, possibly a mid-80s VW Jetta, dark brown in color, with several large areas painted dark blue or black, perhaps used to cover up rust.

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