Girl targeted by man near Wheatley HS

March 30, 2011 4:43:59 PM PDT
HISD police have stepped up patrols near Wheatley High School in the east end after a student said a man tried to kidnap her as she walked to school Tuesday morning. The incident happened in the 4800 block of Market Street near Wheatley High School. The girl said a Hispanic man grabbed her right arm and pulled her to a tan car, but she managed to free herself and run away. The vehicle is described as being a Nissan Maxima or similar car.

The incident is under investigation. Wheatley's principal is reminding students to walk in groups and to run away from strangers who may approach them.