Woman walking dog almost abducted

June 11, 2009 11:00:00 AM PDT
A woman who took her dog for walk in the early hours of Thursday morning was nearly abducted, police say.It was around 3:10 a.m. when the victim, who lives in the area of Tysons Ford Road in Newark, Delaware, realized she was having trouble sleeping and decided to take her dog for a walk.

While she was out, police say, a man in a bright red, two-door car pulled over and asked her for directions. She said she couldn't help him, and continued walking.

That's when, police say, the man lunged toward the woman from the passenger door.

Authorities say the man grabbed the woman by the arm and tried to pull her into the car. She screamed, struggled, and was able to free herself. The man sped away from the scene.

The suspect is described as a white male with balding silver/white hair on the sides of his head, and had yellowish brown stained teeth. He is approximately 5'9", weighs 190 pounds, and was wearing a white V-neck style t-shirt.

If you have any information about this crime, you are asked to contact the New Castle County Police Department at (302) 395-8110 (attention Detective Tim Argoe) or go to www.nccpd.com to leave a crime tip. You can also text "NCCPD" followed by your tip to 847411 (TIP 411).

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