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Blotter: Woman escapes attempted kidnapping by man who asked for sex

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Kyle Martin, Staff Writer

A woman narrowly escaped a kidnapping attempt by a man who allegedly asked her to "have sex" with him outside a fast-food restaurant, according to Denton police Officer Shane Kizer. 

Kizer said the 36-year-old woman was walking in front of Grandy's on East McKinney Street shortly before 8 p.m. Friday when the suspect first approached her. She walked away. 

Then, as the woman was walking in the 200 block of Mockingbird  Lane, the same man stopped his red pickup in front of her and got out of the truck. The man grabbed her by the shirt and tried to force her into his truck, Kizer said.

The woman was able to avoid capture and ran toward the nearby fire station on McKinney Street, then ran across the street to the Grandy's for help. She didn't have a phone, so she borrowed the restaurant's phone to call police. The man fled the scene in his truck, Kizer said. 

No arrests have been made, and the investigation remains open, Kizer said. 

Other reports

1100 block of West University Drive — A 24-year-old Denton woman who is six months pregnant was reportedly "elbowed in the stomach by her boyfriend" Friday afternoon, according to a Denton police report. 

Police responded to the domestic disturbance at about 1:30 p.m. Friday to find that the man had fled the scene.

No arrests were mentioned in the report. 

1200 block of Hickory Creek Road — The parents of a 9-year-old boy told police Friday that their son had been assaulted on a school bus Wednesday, according to a Denton police report. 

The report said that because of the age of the suspect, no criminal charges will be filed. The school, McNair Elementary School, was notified of the incident. 


Between 6 a.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Saturday, Denton police filed 22 reports online.