Teen attacked while trying to help kittens cross street

RMCP call it an attempted abduction

Police in Nanaimo, B.C., have released a composite sketch in the hopes of finding the man who allegedly tried to abduct a girl as she stopped to help kittens cross the road.

The 17-year-old girl told RCMP she was driving home at around 1:30 am on Wednesday when she spotted some kittens who looked to get across the street.

She pulled over to help.  As she got out of her car, another car pulled up behind her and a man stepped out.  They exchanged a few words and as the girl headed back to her car, she was allegedly thrown to the ground and dragged toward the stranger's car.

Police say the girl managed to fight her attacker off, though she suffered cuts and scrapes to her hands and knees.  She also lost consciousness at one point.  The man apparently drove away.

The girl drove herself home and called 911.

Police are looking for a white man in his early 20s with short hair and a deep voice.  He was wearing a dark-coloured flat brim ball cap, a white or grey T-shirt and baggy, low-slung jeans.  He also smelled of Axe cologne or body spray.

His car is thought to be either a Honda Civic or a Toyota, from the model year 1990-95.  It is white in colour with a dark pin stripe along the door, a small spoiler and a blue light. The car is described as quite noisy.

Anyone with information is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or to contact Crime Stoppers.

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