A woman told police she was nearly abducted while walking along a Lower Windsor Township road Tuesday afternoon.
Township Police Chief Tim Caldwell said the 36-year-old woman reported she was walking along Abels Road near Craley Road about 12:15 p.m. when she was approached by a man in a car, who asked her if she wanted a ride.
She said the man got out and chased her after she declined a ride, but said she was able to run away after kicking him in the groin or stomach, Caldwell said.
The woman ran to nearby Barry's Country Food Market, according to the chief.
Went home: She called 911 after returning home from the grocery store, Caldwell said.
She told police the man had bad teeth, was in his late 40s or early 50s, wearing a uniform-type tan shirt, pants and hat and driving a tan sedan with a ladder strapped to its roof, the chief said.
Abduction attempts in Lower Windsor are rare, according to Caldwell.
"This is very abnormal for this area," he said.
Anyone with information can call police at (717) 244-8055.
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