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Attempted abductions in Pullman leave students on edge

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Pullman Police are investigating the case where a man tried to get a college student into his car. Pullman Police are investigating the case where a man tried to get a college student into his car.
PULLMAN, Wash. -

School is out at WSU, but some students still on campus are on edge.

Pullman Police are investigating the case where a man tried to get a college student into his car. Thankfully, she managed to get away.

Libby says she was walking home around 1:30 in the morning, and as she approached the intersection of Colorado and Opal, she noticed a man in a silver SUV trying to get her attention.

“He rolled down the window and he was asking me if I knew where Greyhound Way was,” she says.

It was an innocent enough question, but what happened next makes her uncomfortable while talking about it. She says the man tried to get her into the car.

“He didn't have a phone charger and his phone was dead and so he was asking me then if he could come over to my place and maybe use my charger,” Libby says.

She kept saying no to his questions, and started to walk off.

“He like followed for a little bit and then went around and I kind of ran into that foresty area over there,” she says.

She didn’t take a direct route home in case he was still following, but now she hopes people will be on the lookout, especially after hearing the same thing happened to her friends.

“My friend Lizzy said that the same guy came up to her and was asking her if she would get in the car for like $100, $200,” she says. “You just got to make sure you're always looking out for predators and making sure you're safe honestly.”

She describes the suspect as a white man as driving a silver SUV, having a muscular build, tattoos on his arms, and around 25-30 years old. Libby is encouraging anyone who had this happen to them to report it to Pullman Police.

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