| Fort Myers News-Press
A teenage girl in fear of her life fought off a man who attempted to abduct her Thursday in Fort Myers, police report.
As the girl was walking home from school at 4:30 p.m. on Braman Avenue near Broadway, a white male in a red pickup approached her and told her he has been watching her, according to a Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers news release.
He told her he noticed she didn’t have her cellphone and grabbed the back of her shirt and backpack.
The girl bit the man’s left forearm, got out of his grip and started running. She noticed he made a U-turn and drove back in the direction he came toward Broadway Avenue, the release states.
The man was described as heavyset in his 50s, with red shoulder-length hair, a red beard and an acne-scarred face.
He is believed to be driving a Nissan Frontier.
Anyone who may have been in the area of Braman Avenue and Broadway around the time of the attempted abduction, or has information on the man is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).
All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $3,000, the release states.
Tips may also be made online at www.southwestfloridacrimestoppers.com or on the P3Tips mobile app.