The Minot Police Department is warning joggers and walkers to stay aware of their surroundings following an attempted kidnapping in SE Minot on Thursday afternoon. Read the full news release below.
— Official News Release, Minot Police Department
On May 6th, a 27-year old female reported an incident that occurred on May 5th at 4:30 p.m. The female reported that she was jogging on the walking path on 37th Ave. SE in the area of 13th St. SE when she was approached by a black male who confronted her asking for a date. The male was approximately 20 years old, 5’9″ tall, muscular build, and short hair. The victim stated the male was persistent and in order to avoid confrontation, she continued jogging. When the victim got to the next intersection a newer make and model silver 4 door sedan with tinted windows and loud exhaust stopped at the intersection in front of her. The rear door of the vehicle opened and the male who had previously confronted her on the walking path attempted to push her into the vehicle. The victim stated a passerby arrived on scene and confronted the male and driver of the vehicle and she was able to escape. The male got into the back seat and the vehicle left the scene.
The Minot Police Department would like to warn joggers to be aware of their surroundings and to contact police immediately if a similar situation occurs. If anyone has information on this crime, they are encouraged to contact the Minot Police Department at 852-0111 or Crime Stoppers at 852-7463.