Police: Teen Fends Off Would-Be Abductor With Pocket Knife

The teen says she was able to stab him and get away

May 20, 2018 - 12:17 pm

DETROIT (WWJ) - Detroit police say a 13-year-old girl fended off a would-be abductor by stabbing him with a pocket knife.  

The Detroit News reports that the girl was near a school on the city's northwest side last Friday night -- along Berg Street, near Telegraph and Seven Mile Roads -- when the man tried to grab her.  

She told police that she fought back with a pocket knife and stabbed the man in the side -- before running home.  

The girl reportedly told police that the same man attempted to abduct her last year.  

He's described as being between 20-30 years old, 5-feet 10-inches tall, weighing roughly 160-170 pounds -- and wearing a checkered jacket. 

If you have any information about this incident or the suspect involved -- you are asked to contact Detroit police.