SOUTH ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — There is a reward tonight to find a man who kidnapped a 12-year-old girl at a bus stop and took off with her in his car.
She eventually escaped and called 911. She said the man lured her into his car at a bus stop at the intersection of 5th Avenue and Southview Boulevard in South St. Paul around 3 p.m. Wednesday.READ MORE: Judge Denies Media Requests For Cameras At Hearing For Kim Potter, Officer Charged In Daunte Wright's Death
The girl told police she lost consciousness inside of the car and later woke up in Minneapolis near the intersection of 41st and Hiawatha Avenue.
She then used her cell phone to call police. Investigators said she wasn’t physically harmed, but was upset. South St. Paul Police Chief Dan Vujovich believes she was lucky to get away.READ MORE: Joseph Ness Charged With Murdering Older Sister In Family's Chanhassen Home
“We hear many, many stories across the United States of what happens to a child that is abducted. And yes, in that sense she is lucky. In the other sense, no. No child should have to go through this,” said Vujovich.
The girl says the man was about 5 foot, 9 inches tall with a medium build and brown hair. She says he had a tattoo of a woman on one of his forearms and a mole or pimple above his lip.
The girl also told police the man was driving an older, white, four-door Toyota sedan. If that sounds familiar, please give the police a call.MORE NEWS: Police In Twin Cities Investigating Thefts Of COVID Vaccine, Social Media Videos Showing Man Taking Vials
You can also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward in this case.