Woman escapes attempted abduction in Boston
BOSTON (WHDH) -- A woman was walking through Boston Thursday afternoon when police say she was grabbed by a man who tried to pull her into his car.
The incident occurred around 1:30 p.m. near the intersection of Southampton Street and Atkinson Street.
The woman told police the man asked if she needed and ride. When she said no, he reportedly grabbed her by the head and neck and pulled her into the vehicle.
The woman said she was able to escape by throwing a cup of soda and some dirt in the man’s face as he pulled her into the car.
People who visit the area frequently said they are not surprised by the attempted abduction.
"There's murder, drugs, it's the city. It is what it is you know what I mean,” Adam St. Peter said.
"While you're walking to the shelter you get offered every kind of drug, sex anything, the fact that someone pulled up in a van and tried to pull someone in does not surprise me. That's why we walk in a group,” Carienene Keaveny said.
Police said the vehicle in question is a small white vehicle, possibly a van, with a missing passenger seat. A picture of the suspected vehicle was released on Friday.