An unidentified man seen driving a green Jeep Wrangler with large tires and chrome rims is accused of trying to kidnap an 11-year-old Lafayette girl as she walked down the street Monday afternoon.
The girl broke free and ran for help after a man wearing a black mask “jumped out and grabbed her” as she walked near a Dumpster in the 300 block of Manchester Circle, Lafayette Police spokesman Cpl. Paul Mouton said in a news release.
The attempted kidnapping happened at 3:30 p.m. on a residential road off Johnston Street with no outlet. The attempted kidnapper was seen leaving the road in the described vehicle.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Lafayette Police Department or the anonymous Crime Stoppers tip line at (337) 232-8477.