Students scared after attempted kidnapping

Posted at 10:35 PM, Apr 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-20 18:55:34-04

Police are looking for two men who attacked a student from Point Loma Nazarene University.

"It's like a Christian campus and you wouldn't expect something like that," student Octavia Chaimongkol said.

Police say the student was running at night along Moana Drive near campus April 14 when she saw a man in front of her. She crossed to the other side of the road, but another man was waiting to grab her. The two men tried to push her into a black four-door sedan, and punched her in the face. She fought back, and a car driving up at that moment scared them away and allowed her to get away.

Students who go to school with the girl describe her as "tiny" and say it's a miracle she escaped.

"It would not be hard for them to pick her up," student Delaney Meier said. "Or like to do anything to her."

The failed kidnapping has everyone worried.

"I won't be walking home alone anymore and if I need to I'll sleep on campus," Chaimongkol said.

"I felt very sad for her because that's scary," Meier said. "Point Loma as a community does a really good job at supporting when bad things happen."

Police describe the suspects as follows:

Suspect #1: Hispanic male about 6 feet tall and weighing around 200 pounds with dark clothing.
Suspect #2: Hispanic male about 6 feet tall and weighing around 190 pounds with dark clothing.

The Point Loma Nazarene Department of Public Safety sent out an e-mail to students five days after the attack, encouraging them to practice good safety habits, including walking or jogging in pairs.