Posted by Laelah Q, a resident of San Ramon, on Mar 29, 2012 at 9:25 am
HERE'S ANOTHER INCIDENT THAT HAPPENED IN FREMONT THIS WEEK......
Mother describes attempted abduction of daughter in Willow Glen
By Lisa Fernandez firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted: 03/27/2012 06:39:22 AM PDT
Updated: 03/27/2012 06:41:18 AM PDT
The 16-year-old girl who said she was hit with a stun gun and almost abducted in San Jose's Willow Glen neighborhood was still shaken Monday and could not go to school, according to her mother.
The mother, who asked that her name not be published, said she wants to share what happened to her daughter, a sophomore at a private school, to warn others.
"You think especially in Willow Glen, you think you're so safe," the mom said. "But parents should know this guy was professional."
San Jose police Officer Jose Garcia confirmed the department had received a report that someone attempted to kidnap a 16-year-old girl at about 5:20 p.m. Friday. Police received a call at 5:25 p.m.
He also confirmed the girl reported a man assaulted her with some kind of electric device, possibly a stun gun, and tried to get her into a red compact car, possibly with tinted windows. The suspect was described as a Hispanic man with a hooded sweatshirt.
Garcia said police would not be releasing any other details.
The mother said her daughter was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital and was later released. She said her daughter is physically OK, but emotionally raw.
As her daughter told the mother the story, she was walking home from school Friday about 5:30 p.m. on Coastland Avenue near Lincoln Court, a block from her home. She had stayed late for tutoring, her mom said, and was walking home by herself.
"A guy drove up to her really fast, scooted up right next to her, parked his car on the sidewalk and unbelted really quickly," the mom said. "Then he came from behind, gave her a bear hug and put something like a Taser under her ear."
She said her daughter saw what looked like a Hispanic man in his 30s weighing about 200 pounds and driving a red car with tinted windows.
But then she went temporarily blind, her mother said, and lost consciousness from the stun gun.
Her mother has always taught her daughter -- a black belt in karate -- to never get into a car with a stranger. She believes her daughter's martial arts training must have kicked in.
The girl started screaming and somehow managed to fight or scare off the man, her mother said.
"At some point, he gave up," the mom said. "She can't really remember how, but the next thing she knows he drove away."
For now, the mom said she is trying to be "really, really stoic. But I go through these waves where I'm stunned and not feeling so good. I can't cry because I'm so busy keeping my eye on her."
Contact Lisa Fernandez at 408-920-5002. Follow her at Twitter.com/ljfernandez.