Man forces girl into woods near Orlando high school
High school student manages to escape; Search under way for culprit
Orange County sheriff's deputies continue to search for a man who grabbed a girl walking near an Orlando high school into a wooded area and tried to kidnap her.
The incident happened around 7 a.m. on March 21 near Freedom High School.
According to the Orange County Sheriff's Office, the girl, a student at Freedom High whose age is not being released, was walking north on Woodway Drive toward the school when she was approached from behind by a man.
The man wrapped his arm around her and forced her into a nearby wooded area, but she was able to get away, deputies said.
The man ran toward a black or silver older model four-door sedan, deputies said.
The Sheriff's Office did not say if the girl was injured.
The culprit was only described as a white or Hispanic man with an average build. He was wearing dark clothing, a hat and a hooded sweatshirt or jacket.
No other details have been released.
Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS.
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