Girl Says Man Tried to Kidnap Her at Bus Stop

The suspect: age: in his 20's, height: 5'7" to 6'0", weight: about 220 lbs, brown eyes, short dark hair
The suspect: age: in his 20's, height: 5'7" to 6'0", weight: about 220 lbs, brown eyes, short dark hair

MILILANI (KHNL) -- A man tries to kidnap a girl at a Mililani bus stop. He's still on the loose.

Despite her ordeal, the victim manages to work with police on a sketch of the suspect.

Jeana Kelekolio walks along Meheula Parkway nearly every day.

"At least five times a week, to and from work," she said. "And usually, I start at 12 in the mid-day. And when I'm finished, you know, I'm out here. Sometimes, I catch the 9:30 bus."

One bus stop, near Hikikaulia Street, is heavily used by kids. It's in front of Mililani High School and the YMCA.

A 15-year-old girl says she was at the stop at about 2:30 Tuesday afternoon, when a man tried to kidnap her. She says the man pulled up in a car and offered her a ride. When she refused, she says he got out, grabbed her by the arm and pulled her towards his car. The teen told police she hit the suspect in the face, and that's when he let go and drove off.

"She is lucky in that sense that it is a busy area," Sgt. Kim Buffett, Crimestoppers, said. "And she was able to struggle with him and get away."

The girl told investigators the man is a stranger to her. He's believed to be in his 20s. He's 5'7" to 6'0", and weighs about 220 lbs. He has brown eyes, and had short dark hair.

"You got to be more aware of your surroundings, especially younger girls," Kelekolio said. "You know, nowadays everything is, it seems so simple. But it's not."

The suspect's car is described as a black, four-door Nissan, possibly a Maxima. If you have any information about this case, call Crimestoppers at 955-8300.