BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Police on Thursday recovered a car from which a teenager jumped after an apparent abduction attempt in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
The incident Monday was captured on surveillance video and shows the 17-year-old girl jumping from the moving car shortly after 7 a.m. Monday.
CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported Wednesday that Bridgeport police weren’t saying how the teen was lured into the car — only that once inside the Toyota Yaris, she was assaulted by the driver.
The girl was on her way to school at the time, police said.
She told police she was lured into the Toyota Yaris while on her way to school Monday morning and sexually assaulted by the female driver.
The driver who assaulted the teen was described as a Hispanic woman in her 40s, freckles on her face, and her hair in a ponytail. She was last seen wearing a black leather jacket.
One Bridgeport mother was upset that this could happen in an area where children congregate.
“There is a Catholic school there, there’s a high school there. It bothers me. I don’t let my girls go anywhere alone, really,” the woman named Janelle said Wednesday.
Police said the car made a U-turn, and headed east on Boston Avenue after the girl jumped to safety.
Police said Thursday they recovered the car in New Haven and identified its owner. No further details were immediately released.
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