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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

There's a 'determined' kidnapper on the loose in Atlanta

In news that is terrifying, especially for young women who live in the area (i.e. me), CBS Atlanta reports that a kidnapper twice attempted to abduct women near the Moreland Avenue corridor early this morning, one in Edgewood the other just across Moreland in Reynoldstown.

The first attack took place at 2:30 a.m. in the 100-block of Mayson Avenue. Two women were sitting on the front porch when they noticed a man walking back-and-forth. Suddenly, he ran up onto their porch and grabbed one of the women by the arm. He indicated he had a gun and then managed to drag her up the street into the trunk of his car.

As the car sped down the road, she destroyed part of the interior of the trunk in order to be able to open the latch. She then leapt from the car running for her life. She suffered only a few cuts and bruises.

Thirty minutes later, only a few blocks away in the 1100 block of Hawthorne Street, police say the man attacked again.

He tried to grab a woman walking down the sidewalk. She screamed and hit the man, and a neighbor came outside. That's when the attacker ran away.

The suspect - a 20-something black male with a slim build and short dreadlocks who was driving a dark colored sedan - is being considered "determined" by police because the two attempts took place back to back and so close together. Video of CBS's report after the jump ...

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