Women who walk alone are preparing for the worst after a 16-year-old girl was almost kidnapped in Southcrest. Police are searching for the man who they say grabbed her while she was walking near Cesar Chavez Elementary School Wednesday night.
Two teenagers were walking on the sidewalk near Alpha and 40th Street when a man ran up behind them. Police say he grabbed one of the girls by the shoulder and pulled her toward him. Both girl fought back and got away safely. The man then got into a white Acura sedan and drove off with another woman who was sitting in the passenger seat.
10News spoke to several women in the area who say they're doing everything they can to stay safe.
You can often find her walking alone.
"I walk around everyday between four to fie kilometers."
Tresa Saz is always prepared.
"Your telephone, put that aside," said Saz. "Don't be so distracted on your phone that you don't know what is happening."
She knows women are often a target.