Teen worker fights off attempted abduction as she leaves State Fair

Author:
Updated:
Original:

A 17-year-old State Fair worker used Mace to fight off a terrifying abduction attempt by four men outside the fairgrounds on Thursday.

St. Paul police said on their Facebook page that the teenager had just finished working at a State Fair booth at around 8:45 p.m. when she was verbally harassed by a group of four men standing by a car parked near the intersection of Snelling and Arlington avenues.

WCCO reports one of them said she should come with them "to have a good time"; police say she ignored them and continued walking northbound on the east side of Snelling.

When she passed the car, one of the men grabbed her by the arm and neck and tried to force her into the car.

She sprayed the suspect in the face with Mace then ran away, with the other men fleeing in the car, which is described as a black, four-door sedan with black rims.

The men are described as black and in their early to mid-20s. The suspect who grabbed her was wearing a red and blue shirt with large stitches on it. He has short hair, a medium-build and is around 6-feet tall.

Anyone with information about the incident or the suspects should call police at 651-266-5650.

Next Up

vote, vote now

MN Supreme Court dismisses attempt to block election certification

Another legal defeat for Republicans challenging the election.

prison, Rush City cell block

Another Minnesota prison inmate dies after COVID-19 diagnosis

The virus has killed at least six Minnesota inmates.

leech lake band of ojibwe sign

11,760 acres of land wrongly taken from Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe will be returned

The Senate and now the House have passed a bill that effectively returns the land. It's now headed for the president's signature.

Karl-Anthony Towns

Timberwolves release first half of 2020-21 regular season schedule

The second half of the schedule will be announced at a later date.

reindeer como zoo

Watch live: Como Zoo's live reindeer cam is back for December

The live feed will run 24/7 allowing you to keep an eye on Santa's antlered helpers.

sleeping

Three simple ways to boost your immune health heading into winter

Eating right is one thing, but there are other ways to stay healthy as the days shorten.

Taylor Rogers

Why Twins fans shouldn't give up on Taylor Rogers

The Twins closer struggled in 2020 but could rebound next season.

Co. Rd. 2 crash, Wakefield Twp.

Teen driver leaves road, crashes into three trees

Fortunately, the 16-year-old was not injured.

mndot deer  tunnel 1

Minnesota is getting its first highway crossing for animals

This will provide a safe way for animals to cross the street, and hopefully limit deer-vehicle collisions.

Related