PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. - An armed man threatened a teen girl Wednesday night after he got into her vehicle in Port Townsend, said the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.
Authorities received a report around 6 p.m. that a 16-year-old girl stopped her vehicle near Milepost 7 on Center Road for a man who was walking along the roadway.
The girl told authorities that the man appeared to be injured and had a bloody, white bandage wrapped around one leg.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, when the girl stopped and asked the man if he needed help, he pointed a dark-colored semi-automatic pistol at her and ordered her to let him in the vehicle.
When the man got into the vehicle, he ordered the girl to drive south on Center Road, turn left onto the northern entry of Dabob Bay Road, then onto Dabob Post Office Road, where he told her to pull the vehicle to the side of the road.
The man demanded the girl’s purse and rummaged through it while holding the girl at gunpoint.
When a vehicle approached, the man ran into the woods.
The girl escaped and ran in the opposite direction.
The girl came out of the wooded area and onto Coyle Road, where a passing driver stopped to help the girl and call 911.
Deputies described the man as white, of an unknown age, about 5 feet 10 inches tall and with dark eyebrows. He wore a black beanie, a black hooded sweatshirt or hooded long-sleeve T-shirt and dark-colored pants that could have been blue jeans. The man also wore a green- and blue-colored bandana that covered his face below his eyes.
Authorities said the man should be considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call Detective Ryan Menday at the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office at 360-385-3831.