West Allis PD on lookout for suspect in attempted abduction

CREATED May 5, 2014

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WEST ALLIS - Police in West Allis are warning nearby law enforcement to be on the lookout for a suspect accused of trying to abduct a jogger.

It happened Monday night in Greenfield Park in West Allis. Police say a man tried to grab a woman in the park. He was wearing a mask and driving a white van.

"He put her in a bear hug, and she was able to break herself free of that and then fled the area," explained Deputy Chief Bob Fletcher.

Luckily, the woman got away. The case is under investigation.

"Good for her for fighting them off, and I think that shows the importance of self defense in high school and for all ladies," said Lee Johnson, who lives near the park.