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Attempted Kidnapping Under Investigation

DENTON, TX, Sept. 22, 2020 – At approximately 7:10 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 20, Denton Public Safety Dispatch received a call regarding an attempted kidnapping in the 400 block of S. I-35E.

Officers spoke with a 19-year-old female, who said she was walking next to the frontage road when she observed a white van possibly following her. As she changed directions, the van continued following before stopping next to her. A male exited the passenger side of the vehicle, grabbed her around the waist, and picked her up. She then sprayed Mace in the male’s face. He dropped her and returned to the van, which drove off and was last seen southbound on I-35E.

The Denton Police Department encourages everyone to remain aware of their surroundings and stay alert, as the victim in this case did. The incident is under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Denton PD at (940) 349-8181.

Contact: Amy Cunningham, (940) 349-8558, DentonPD.MediaRelations@cityofdenton.com

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