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East Ridge Police hunting for attempted kidnapper

EAST RIDGE, HAMILTON COUNTY (WRCB) – Police in East Ridge need your help trying to catch a man they say tried to kidnap a girl from a bus stop.

Officer say a girl was standing at a bus stop Friday morning when a man in a pickup truck pulled up and offered the girl a piece of candy.

The girl refused the candy and that's when officers say the man got out of his vehicle and grabbed the girl by the arm.

Police say the girl broke free from the man and ran to safety.

Investigators say the suspect is a thin, white man, approximately 50 years old with brown and gray hair, clean shaven and at least 5'10".  The man is said to be driving a white older model Nissan or Toyota pickup with several scratches.

If you have information leading to the arrest of this man, call the East Ridge Police Department at 867-3718. Or you can leave an anonymous tip on the Crime Stoppers hotline at 698-3333.

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