Man posing as a deputy abducts and assaults girl


A man identifying himself as a county sheriff's deputy kidnapped and tried to sexually assault a 17-year-old girl Sunday evening, county police reported.

Investigators said the girl was standing at a bus stop on Ritchie Highway and Second Avenue in Brooklyn Park at 6:45 p.m. when a man in a red pick-up truck stopped and asked for directions.

"He told her he was serving a summons for a guy that he had been looking for for a long time," county police Detective Shelly Madison said.

The woman accepted a ride home from the man. After the pair had been on the road for about 40 minutes, he took out a knife, told her to "shut up" and ordered her to take her clothes off, the police report said.

Despite his threats to cut the girl's throat, she grabbed the knife and began struggling with him as he continued driving.

During the struggle, she managed to get the knife and throw it out the window, police said. The girl then jumped out of the moving truck.

Det. Madison said an elderly couple picked the girl up on Route 97 near Crownsville and drove her home.

The girl described her attacker as a white man in his mid-20s with a muscular build and salt and pepper hair cut close and above his ear. He had a narrow jaw and an overbite.

The man was wearing thick glasses, a red shirt, and gray and black gym shorts.

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