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Woman reports abduction attempt in Stafford County
BY KEITH EPPS / THE FREE LANCE–STAR
Stafford County authorities are seeking information about a man who reportedly grabbed a woman Sunday night as she was walking home from work in North Stafford.
Sheriff’s spokesman Bill Kennedy said the attempted abduction occurred between 9:30 and 9:45 p.m. in the area of the DMV at 874 Garrisonville Road.
The woman reported that she was walking east on Garrisonville Road when a man walking in the opposite direction grabbed her by the biceps and tried to pull her toward him.
The woman was able to push his arm away, then ran toward her home. The man did not pursue her and didn’t say anything during the brief incident, Kennedy said.
The man was described as white, in his 50s wearing a baggy black T–shirt, black sweatpants and a 1930s “newsies-style” cap. The man was unshaven and his T–shirt had a tear near the left collarbone area.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 540/658-4400 or Crime Solvers at 540/659-2020.
Keith Epps: 540/374-5404