Woman says it happened in a high crime area.
Man tried to throw her in car, mom says
Authorities are on the hunt in the Clifton-University Heights area after a 14-year-old girl said she was almost abducted Friday near a school.
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CINCINNATI -- Authorities are on the hunt in the Clifton-University Heights area after a 14-year-old girl said she was almost abducted Friday near a school.
The teen told officers someone grabbed her hair and tried to force her into a vehicle at about 9 a.m. on Ravine Street near Hughes High School.
The teen’s mother, Yestuniday Olagbemiro, said the man drove past her and told her she looked pretty.
“She kept walking and ignored what he said,” Olagbemiro said. “Then he drove up real fast, like enraged to catch up with her because she was still walking. Then he jumped out of his car."
Olagbemiro said the man grabbed her daughter, but she fought back, stepping on his foot.
“She was screaming and crying and he let her go." Olagbemiro said. "Then he ran to his car and told her to shut the (expletive) up and just get in his car. So she took of running after that."
Officers said the teen was able to get away and run into the high school.
"He pulled her hair out so she was able to get away," Olagbemiro said. "So she took off running and he jumped in his car and was chasing her with the car. She went to school and that's when the officers called me."
Olagbemiro said there is a lot of prostitution in the area where her daughter was almost abducted, but she thinks the man knew he was grabbing a child.
“There's a lot of prostitutes right there on Ravine and McMicken,” she said. “He didn't go for them. He went for a child with a school uniform on."
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Olagbemiro is not shocked that her daughter was almost kidnapped on her way to school.
"This is a high crime neighborhood, but there's a lot of tricking going on, prostituting and all of those types of things," she said.
The man’s vehicle is described as a tan, 1999 Plymouth four-door sedan with an Ohio plate tag EG27MZ.
He is described as a white man with brown hair and blue eyes. He is about 50 to 55 years old, 6 feet tall and 170 pounds.
Authorities ask anyone with information in this case to call Crime Stoppers at 513-352-3040.