Man tries to force student into car in Everett



EVERETT, Wash. - Police said a man tried to force a student into his car as she was walking to an Everett high school Monday morning.


Investigators said the girl was walking to Everett High School near the 2300 block of Wetmore Avenue shortly after 8:05 a.m. when a man in a car stopped next to her.


When the man asked the girl if she wanted a ride, she said, “No thanks,” and continued walking.


A few seconds later, the student felt someone grab her arm and realized the same man who asked her if she wanted a ride was pulling her toward his vehicle, Everett police said. 


The girl struggled, pulled free and ran to school and immediately reported the incident.


 Officers searched the area but the man and his vehicle were gone.


 The man is described as black, in his 20s, about 6 feet tall with a heavy build.  He had a mustache, curly brown hair and was wearing a plaid shirt.  His vehicle is described as an older, tan four-door sedan.


 The student was not hurt.


 Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 911 or the Everett Police Department tip line at 425-257-8450.