Good Samaritan Helps Save Teen Girl From Would-Be Kidnapper In Compton
COMPTON (CBSLA.com) — A Good Samaritan helped save a 14-year-old girl from a would-be kidnapper in Compton last week.
KNX 1070’s Claudia Peschiutta reported that a man, who may have been driving a maroon Chevrolet Camaro with a T-top, grabbed the victim about 7:20 a.m. Oct. 1 as she was walking to school in the area of Atlantic Avenue and Compton Boulevard.
As the suspect tried to drag the girl into his car, an unidentified woman stopped her vehicle and pulled the man off the girl.
Officials said the man then took off and tried to kidnap another girl 15 minutes later.
The suspect, later identified as 35-year-old Ashley Price, was arrested Friday and booked for attempted kidnapping. His bail was set at $100,000.
Investigators believe there could be more victims.
Anyone with information on the crime and/or the Good Samaritan was asked to call Det. Cynthia Sanchez at (310) 605-6532 or the Compton Sheriff’s Station at (310) 605-6500.