Police on Friday released a sketch of one of the two men suspected of trying to kidnap and rape a Davis High School student as she walked home from school Tuesday afternoon in north Modesto.
The 14-year-old girl fought off her attackers and made it home uninjured. Police did not release her name to protect her.
The incident occurred in the 2500 block of Hemminger Way, a few blocks southwest of the school and northeast of Catherine Everett Elementary School.
The victim spoke with a sketch artist, and Modesto police released a sketch of a black man in his 20s standing about 5-feet-8-inches tall with a muscular build and brown hair in dreadlocks, wearing a black shirt.
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Police said the man with the dreadlocks was walking when he made comments to the girl, then grabbed her arm and tried to pull her inside a car parked nearby.
Police described the vehicle as a red two-door Oldsmobile with customized black rims and a tinted rear window.
The second man then approached the girl. He also grabbed her arm and tried to pull her into the car. Police described the second suspect as a Latino man in his 20s standing about 5-feet-10-inches tall with a skinny build and brown hair, wearing a white T-shirt.
The victim fought back and hit one of the men at least once before she ran home to report the attack. Police believe the men were intent on kidnapping and raping the girl.
Police have increased patrols near schools as a result of the incident.