ATHENS, Ga. — University of Georgia Police are investigating after an alleged attempted kidnapping on campus early Friday morning.
According to a report from the UGA Police Department, dispatch got a call around 2 a.m. July 13 from the victim's boyfriend reporting a man he didn't know tried to kidnap his girlfriend.
The 22-year-old victim told police over the phone she was walking past the triangle parking lot near Thomas and Broad Streets on campus when a the suspect allegedly jumped out of the bushes and grabbed her from behind.
She told police she thought she saw a dark-colored vehicle in the road with a person behind the wheel and the passenger door open.
The victim said she fought back against the man and was able to get away with minimal scratches from a bush where she hid. The man then drove off in the vehicle. The 22-year-old declined EMS and did not wish to speak with police in person.
Meanwhile, officers went to the area where the attack reportedly happened, but they didn't find anything suspicious.
The investigation is ongoing.
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