Girl reports attempted kidnapping on Chester Avenue

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - A man tried to force a teenaged girl into a car Saturday morning in the 3400 block of Chester Avenue, and police are investigating the incident as an attempted kidnapping.

The girl told police that a man in a dark green, late 1990s, four-door Honda Accord with rear-tinted windows approached her around 7:30 a.m. and tried to force her into the car. She ran away and called for help.

The man was described as black with a large build, approximately 5-foot-8, and in his late 30s.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.