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Woman fights off kidnappers in downtown Davis, police say

Vicinity of 100 block of G St.
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Police are investigating a report of an attempt to kidnap a 23-year-old woman several blocks from the UC Davis campus early Saturday.

Lt. Paul Doroshov of the Davis Police Department said the woman does not know her alleged attackers and police have not determined a motive or any immediate suspects.

The woman told police that two men in a lime green Ford Mustang with tinted windows pulled up alongside her as she walked alone in the 100 block of G Street, a popular nightlife area, about 2:30 a.m.

One of the suspects, described as a slim 6-foot 20-something Latino male wearing a dark hat, burgundy T-shirt and jeans, got out of the car, grabbed her and directed her to go with them, according to Doroshov.

“Then she essentially pushed him off,” Doroshov said. “He grabbed her twice and he got back into the car. As she’s walking away, the car clipped her and took off.”

The woman suffered scrapes and bruises from the encounter. She described the driver, who remained in the car, as a Latino male in his 20s with dark hair.

Davis police are particularly busy this weekend as tens of thousands of revelers descend on the college town for the university’s annual Picnic Day on Saturday. Doroshov said various drinking-related reports are common late a night in downtown Davis, but cast the kidnapping attempt as unusually aggressive. He said no similar attacks been recently reported in the area.

Police are working to obtain surveillance video from nearby businesses. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Davis Police Department at 530-747-5400.

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