Man Arrested For Attempted Kidnapping Of Teen In OC; Police Seek Accomplice

SANTA ANA ( — Police arrested a man and are searching for another Wednesday after the pair allegedly attempted to abduct a 15-year-old girl in Orange County.

The suspects were in a red Toyota Corolla when 28-year-old Moises Rendon allegedly got out of the car and tried to incapacitate the girl as she walked to Valley High School.

Rendon, who was a passenger in the Toyota, was reportedly wearing gloves and holding a rag, which police believe had a chemical on it to subdue the victim.

The girl sensed someone behind her, saw the rag and ran away, police said.

Authorities arrested Rendon around 8:25 a.m. near the 1200 block of S. Sullivan St. after a witness followed the Toyota and told police a man jumped out of the car and ran into a home on South Sullivan Street.

The suspect was identified by the victim, according to police.

Officials continue to search for the driver, mentioning the Toyota has a spoiler on the rear.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Santa Ana Police Department.

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